A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d8s1. Id of event: us1000d8s1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.1104 East, latitude -5.7908 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:27:57 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/03/18 / 2018-03-25 01:27:57 / March 25, 2018 @ 1:27 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Kiunga (c. 11 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiunga, Tari (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 97 km ENE of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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