A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/03/18 / 2018-03-13 13:03:02 / March 13, 2018 @ 1:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d3t8. Unique identifier: us1000d3t8. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.0469 East, latitude -6.4414 South, depth = 17.18 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 17.18 km (11 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:03:02 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 73 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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