A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/03/19 / 2019-03-01 07:18:40 / March 1, 2019 @ 7:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.7113 East, latitude -6.2457 South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was detected at 17:18:40 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000j964. Event ids that are associated: us1000j964.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 46 km (28 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 101 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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