A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000d70g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d70g. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:00:25 / 6:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 08:00:25 / March 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.4164 East, latitude -6.015 South, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 105 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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