A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/03/18 / 2018-03-25 06:38:08 / March 25, 2018 @ 6:38 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:38:08 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.725° East, -6.1706° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d8tq. Id of event: us1000d8tq.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and four and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 93 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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