A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 108 kilometers (67 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 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). Exact location, longitude 142.1905° East, latitude -5.7392° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:30:29 / 11:30 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d6rz. Unique identifier: us1000d6rz. Global time and date of event 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 13:30:29 / March 20, 2018 @ 1:30 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 108 km ENE of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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