A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000d4s1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d4s1. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.7471° East, -6.1948° South. Global time and date of event 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 14:40:05 / March 6, 2018 @ 2:40 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:40:05 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 94 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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