A earthquake magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:48:38 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 05:48:38 / April 7, 2018 @ 5:48 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.4899° East, -5.8413° South. Id of earthquake: us2000dvwq. Event ids that are associated: us2000dvwq.
The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari.
Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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