A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 15:49:13 / March 3, 2018 @ 3:49 pm. The temblor was picked up at 01:49:13 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.8815 East, latitude -6.2398 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000dbqb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dbqb. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days one hundred and five and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 85 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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