A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Unique identifier: us1000d1tq. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d1tq. Exact location of event, longitude 152.925 East, latitude -4.3279 South, depth = 68.31 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:27:26 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 22:27:26 / March 8, 2018 @ 10:27 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 68.31 km (42 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 19 km NW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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