A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.5981 East, latitude -5.9682 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:09:41 / 4:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/04/18 / 2018-04-16 06:09:41 / April 16, 2018 @ 6:09 am. Unique identifier: us2000e0tv. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000e0tv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 86 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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