A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.1715° East, -5.8703° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us1000db0b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000db0b. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:14:25 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/03/18 / 2018-03-25 00:14:25 / March 25, 2018 @ 12:14 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 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 fifteen, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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