A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:57:20 / 8:57 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000e6vn. Event ids that are associated: us1000e6vn. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.5596 East, latitude -6.1185 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 16/05/18 / 2018-05-16 22:57:20 / May 16, 2018 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 101 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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