A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 00:59:31 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d4r5. Id of event: us1000d4r5. Exact location of earthquake, 142.5095° East, -6.2299° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 14:59:31 / March 6, 2018 @ 2:59 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-eight, 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 occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 113 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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