A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. 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 picked up at 03:32:45 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.58 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 17:32:45 / March 6, 2018 @ 5:32 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 143.0027° East, -6.4613° South, depth 16.58 km. Event id: us2000dd6i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd6i.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, 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 has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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