A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:36:40 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 01:36:40 / March 7, 2018 @ 1:36 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ddkh. Id of event: us2000ddkh. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.2608 East, latitude -6.3566 South, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Tari, Mendi (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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