A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 12:17:33 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000db0t. Unique identifier: us1000db0t. Global time and date of event 25/03/18 / 2018-03-25 02:17:33 / March 25, 2018 @ 2:17 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.0114 East, latitude -5.8106 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiunga. Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Kiunga (c. 11 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 86 km ENE of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea.
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