A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Id of earthquake: us2000dbr3. Event ids that are associated: us2000dbr3. 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). Exact location of event, longitude 143.2605 East, latitude -6.0884 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 03:15:06 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 17:15:06 / March 3, 2018 @ 5:15 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Wabag, Mendi.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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