A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Event id: us1000d29z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d29z. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 07:17:35 / March 2, 2018 @ 7:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 142.8644° East, latitude -6.1122° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:17:35 / 5:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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