A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Event id: us1000d240. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d240. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 11:46:51 / March 9, 2018 @ 11:46 am. Exact location of earthquake, 143.5925° East, -6.5077° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 21:46:51 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mount Hagen, Tari, Ialibu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and six and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 37 km S of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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