A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.9883° East, -6.349° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dc74. Unique identifier: us2000dc74. The temblor was reported at 08:38:01 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 22:38:01 / March 4, 2018 @ 10:38 pm.
Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen 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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