A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 22:28:50 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 12:28:50 / February 28, 2018 @ 12:28 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000d25p. Event ids that are associated: us1000d25p. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 142.5323° East, -5.9707° South, depth 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 92 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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