A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 102 kilometers (63 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 epicenter was at a depth of 39.84 km (25 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.4985° East, -6.0674° South, depth 39.84 km. Id of earthquake: us1000eypi. Event ids that are associated: us1000eypi. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/06/18 / 2018-06-18 20:49:49 / June 18, 2018 @ 8:49 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:49:49 / 6:49 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 102 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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