A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 20:38:23 / March 6, 2018 @ 8:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.4748 East, latitude -6.0843 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000ddbf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ddbf. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:38:23 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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