A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:26:33 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 06:26:33 / March 3, 2018 @ 6:26 am. Exact location of event, longitude 142.8888 East, latitude -6.4004 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us2000dbku. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dbku. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days one hundred and three and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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