A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 141.9678° East, -5.9959° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000d7x2. Event ids that are associated: us1000d7x2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 23:08:40 / March 15, 2018 @ 11:08 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:08:40 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiunga (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Kiunga (c. 11 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days fifty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 76 km E of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea.
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