A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, depth 19.12 km, 143.2273° East, -6.4308° South. Event id: us1000d3vi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d3vi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.12 km (12 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:53:46 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/18 / 2018-03-13 16:53:46 / March 13, 2018 @ 4:53 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ialibu, Tari, Mendi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 54 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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