A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.74 km (15 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:47:15 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 11:47:15 / March 5, 2018 @ 11:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 143.1115° East, -6.5249° South, depth 24.74 km. Unique identifier: us2000dce4. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dce4.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and ten, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 71 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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