A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 01/04/20 / 2020-04-01 14:39:26 / April 1, 2020 @ 2:39 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us70008ki1. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008ki1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.5078 East, latitude -6.0159 South, depth = 37.46 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.46 km (23 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:39:26 / 12:39 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 97 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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