A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 143.3487 East, latitude -6.4453 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:01:00 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 23:01:00 / March 3, 2018 @ 11:01 pm. Unique identifier: us2000dbv7. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dbv7.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari, Ialibu, Mendi. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km SW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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