A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 142.7825° East, latitude -6.1254° South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gbk8. Unique identifier: us1000gbk8. Global time and date of event 14/08/18 / 2018-08-14 00:14:31 / August 14, 2018 @ 12:14 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:14:31 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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