A 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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