A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 4.46 km (3 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (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 15:35:29 / March 6, 2018 @ 3:35 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.642 East, latitude -6.3237 South, depth = 4.46 km. Event id: us2000dd1f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd1f. The temblor was picked up at 01:35:29 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 112 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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