A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000d9ir. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d9ir. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 03:46:58 / March 1, 2018 @ 3:46 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.917 East, latitude -6.4046 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 13:46:58 / 1:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days eighty-eight, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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.
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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. 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: 85 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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