A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. Unique identifier: us1000d3cg. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d3cg. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:01:06 / 10:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.97 km (5 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.2078° East, -6.1601° South, depth 7.97 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/18 / 2018-03-12 12:01:06 / March 12, 2018 @ 12:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 101 km E of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea.
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