A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 118 kilometers (73 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.5296 East, latitude -6.3045 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). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000daq5. Unique identifier: us1000daq5. The temblor was reported at 06:16:53 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 20:16:53 / March 23, 2018 @ 8:16 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari. Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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