A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 114 kilometers (71 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/04/18 / 2018-04-13 03:57:44 / April 13, 2018 @ 3:57 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dzds. Id of event: us2000dzds. Exact location of event, longitude 142.4526 East, latitude -6.1831 South, depth = 12.91 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.91 km (8 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:57:44 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 114 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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