A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us1000d4r4. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d4r4. A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 14:25:30 / March 6, 2018 @ 2:25 pm. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:25:30 / 12:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.916° East, -6.1381° South.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 80 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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