A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:33:24 / 1:33 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 03:33:24 / March 8, 2018 @ 3:33 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 142.9037 East, latitude -6.2327 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us1000d19n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d19n. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 82 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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