A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 99 kilometers (62 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.1588 East, latitude -5.9028 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 25/03/18 / 2018-03-25 05:26:59 / March 25, 2018 @ 5:26 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:26:59 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000d8te. Event ids that are associated: us1000d8te.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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