A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ddni. Id of event: us2000ddni. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:36:55 / 5:36 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 07:36:55 / March 7, 2018 @ 7:36 am. Exact location of event, longitude 142.8999 East, latitude -6.2537 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 83 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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