A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 02:14:21 / March 7, 2018 @ 2:14 am. The temblor was detected at 12:14:21 / 12:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ddkt. Id of event: us2000ddkt. Exact location of event, longitude 143.5236 East, latitude -6.7291 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days ninety-five and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 62 km SSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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