A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 117 kilometers (73 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/09/18 / 2018-09-02 13:14:37 / September 2, 2018 @ 1:14 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.56 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000h6ux. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h6ux. The temblor was reported at 23:14:37 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 142.3877 East, latitude -6.144 South, depth = 32.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 117 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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