A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 107 kilometers (66 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 142.2184° East, latitude -5.8505° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us1000d4m0. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d4m0. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 07:52:05 / March 15, 2018 @ 7:52 am UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:52:05 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 107 km ENE of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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