A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/03/18 / 2018-03-10 13:27:32 / March 10, 2018 @ 1:27 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 153.1354° East, -4.1767° South, depth 56.83 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:27:32 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000d2re. Event ids that are associated: us1000d2re. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.83 km (35 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km NNE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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