A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 142.8026 East, latitude -6.5003 South, depth = 1.06 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd8g. Id of event: us2000dd8g. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.06 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:46:17 / 4:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 18:46:17 / March 6, 2018 @ 6:46 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 100 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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