A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 143.0152° East, latitude -6.22° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us1000d2xh. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d2xh. The temblor was reported at 10:25:30 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/03/18 / 2018-03-11 00:25:30 / March 11, 2018 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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