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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Mendi in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3566S, 143.2608WA 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 47 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.2608° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3566° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-07 01:36:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-07 02:33:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.907 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000ddkh Id of event.
Event Code 2000ddkh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ddkh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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