A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:27:08 / 4:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 143.2171° East, latitude -6.3369° South, depth = 18.29 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 18:27:08 / March 2, 2018 @ 6:27 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.29 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000db98. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000db98.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ialibu, Tari, Mendi. Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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