A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 104 kilometers (65 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:06:43 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/06/18 / 2018-06-21 13:06:43 / June 21, 2018 @ 1:06 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.17 km (36 miles). Unique identifier: us1000exht. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000exht. Exact location of earthquake, 142.4482° East, -6.0433° South, depth 58.17 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 104 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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