A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us2000db9r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000db9r. The temblor was detected at 04:42:29 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 18:42:29 / March 2, 2018 @ 6:42 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.8348° East, -6.2274° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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: 90 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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