A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 119 kilometers (74 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:24:20 / 7:24 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/07/18 / 2018-07-13 21:24:20 / July 13, 2018 @ 9:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g8kx. Id of event: us2000g8kx. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.5076 East, latitude -6.3007 South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). 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).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-one 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.
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