A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Unique identifier: us1000d1hg. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d1hg. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 14:10:35 / February 27, 2018 @ 2:10 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 00:10:35 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.0156 East, latitude -6.2044 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and six, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 70 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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