A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 129 km SW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea (80 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 14:40:01 / March 6, 2018 @ 2:40 pm. Event id: us2000dd0h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd0h. Exact location, longitude 142.7568° East, latitude -6.9372° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 00:40:01 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 129 km SW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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