A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d3me. Unique identifier: us1000d3me. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:34:01 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 142.3117 East, latitude -5.7563 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 13/03/18 / 2018-03-13 01:34:01 / March 13, 2018 @ 1:34 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 103 km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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