A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:18:57 / 5:18 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35.92 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dd8z. Unique identifier: us2000dd8z. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 19:18:57 / March 6, 2018 @ 7:18 pm. Exact location, longitude 142.8728° East, latitude -6.2787° South, depth = 35.92 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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