A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 142.9799° East, -6.3532° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 02:52:31 / March 6, 2018 @ 2:52 am. The temblor was reported at 12:52:31 / 12:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000dcpy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dcpy.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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