A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 142.6999° East, latitude -5.9522° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e6wj. Id of event: us1000e6wj. The temblor was picked up at 09:58:07 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/18 / 2018-05-16 23:58:07 / May 16, 2018 @ 11:58 pm.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 77 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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