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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Mendi in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3164S, 142.9375WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 22:38:49 / March 2, 2018 @ 10:38 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 142.9375° East, latitude -6.3164° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dbfx. Id of event: us2000dbfx. The temblor was picked up at 08:38:49 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days one hundred and two and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.9375° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3164° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-02 22:38:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-02 22:56:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 354 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.187 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000dbfx Id of event.
Event Code 2000dbfx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dbfx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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