A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000d9l6. Event ids that are associated: us2000d9l6. Exact location, longitude 142.8932° East, latitude -6.2985° South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 08:17:40 / March 1, 2018 @ 8:17 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:17:40 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 84 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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