A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 17:47:13 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.7578 East, latitude -6.1344 South, depth = 48.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 07:47:13 / March 6, 2018 @ 7:47 am. Unique identifier: us2000dcug. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcug. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.56 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari. Event epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 88 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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