A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 04:03:46 / 4:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 142.7887 East, latitude -6.3847 South, depth = 29.78 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.78 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 18:03:46 / February 28, 2018 @ 6:03 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d98w. Unique identifier: us2000d98w.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days ninety, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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