A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us2000dc11. Event ids that are associated: us2000dc11. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 11:44:24 / March 4, 2018 @ 11:44 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:44:24 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.0611 East, latitude -6.3284 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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