A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 114 kilometers (71 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dc5p. Unique identifier: us2000dc5p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 20:24:03 / March 4, 2018 @ 8:24 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 06:24:03 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 142.6661° East, latitude -6.4969° South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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