A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. 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 of earthquake, 142.4684° East, -5.7173° South, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/06/18 / 2018-06-01 16:42:26 / June 1, 2018 @ 4:42 pm. The temblor was detected at 02:42:26 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000egt8. Unique identifier: us1000egt8.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 85 km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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