A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 103 kilometers (64 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 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:30:03 / 1:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 03:30:03 / March 18, 2018 @ 3:30 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d5zn. Unique identifier: us1000d5zn. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.62 km (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.3313° East, -5.8178° South, depth 18.62 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 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 sixteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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