A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d4mk. Unique identifier: us1000d4mk. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 09:27:44 / March 15, 2018 @ 9:27 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.42 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 147.0294° East, latitude -6.0149° South, depth = 43.42 km. The temblor was reported at 19:27:44 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 78 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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