A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 114 kilometers (71 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.25 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:30:02 / 5:30 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000dd9a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd9a. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 19:30:02 / March 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 142.6433 East, latitude -6.403 South, depth = 24.25 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari. Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 114 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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