A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:33:26 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 22:33:26 / March 17, 2018 @ 10:33 pm. Event id: us1000d5wx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d5wx. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.6641 East, latitude -6.1336 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 39 km (25 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 94 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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