A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Exact location, longitude 142.6915° East, latitude -5.9747° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 14:21:20 / March 17, 2018 @ 2:21 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:21:20 / 12:21 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000d82g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d82g.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari. Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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