A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 107 kilometers (66 miles) from Lake Murray in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Unique identifier: us1000d1b6. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d1b6. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 04:59:49 / March 8, 2018 @ 4:59 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.4 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lake Murray in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:59:49 / 2:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.3497° East, -6.4853° South, depth 50.4 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari. Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days one hundred and nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 107 km ENE of Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea.
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