A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.7353° East, -6.154° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 22:14:05 / March 2, 2018 @ 10:14 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:14:05 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000d2ay. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d2ay. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 91 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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