A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 20:31:44 / December 6, 2018 @ 8:31 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 06:31:44 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.89 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.5471 East, latitude -6.1306 South, depth = 14.89 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000i3qe. Unique identifier: us1000i3qe.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 103 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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