A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.8583° East, -6.1642° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 15:39:02 / March 6, 2018 @ 3:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:39:02 / 1:39 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000d4rq. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d4rq.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (54 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 85 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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