A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 93 kilometers (58 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, longitude 142.8591° East, latitude -6.4664° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000dd77. Event ids that are associated: us2000dd77. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 17:58:53 / March 6, 2018 @ 5:58 pm. The temblor was detected at 03:58:53 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 93 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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