A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 123 kilometers (76 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:11:12 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 21:11:12 / March 4, 2018 @ 9:11 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 142.4174° East, -6.2575° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dc6e. Unique identifier: us2000dc6e. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-five, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 123 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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