A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from New Guinea, Papua New Guinea. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:18:23 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35.98 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us1000d92r. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d92r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35.98 km, 141.9282° East, -5.7367° South. Global time and date of event 26/03/18 / 2018-03-26 08:18:23 / March 26, 2018 @ 8:18 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiunga. Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Kiunga (c. 11 500 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days one hundred and six and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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