A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 06:10:52 / March 1, 2018 @ 6:10 am. The temblor was picked up at 16:10:52 / 4:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.5276° East, -5.9706° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d273. Id of event: us1000d273.
Epicenter of the event was 46 km (28 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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