A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.66 km (8 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd0w. Id of event: us2000dd0w. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:50:54 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.8278 East, latitude -6.2274 South, depth = 12.66 km. Global time and date of event 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 14:50:54 / March 6, 2018 @ 2:50 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 91 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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