A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 106 kilometers (66 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000dcv5. Event ids that are associated: us2000dcv5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.7052 East, latitude -6.3531 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 12:01:25 / March 6, 2018 @ 12:01 pm. The temblor was picked up at 22:01:25 / 10:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 106 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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