A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.22 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 142.8116 East, latitude -6.4497 South, depth = 6.22 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 18:11:06 / March 7, 2018 @ 6:11 pm. Unique identifier: us2000ddu4. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ddu4. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:11:06 / 4:11 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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