A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. 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: us1000d47v. Unique identifier: us1000d47v. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 10:12:40 / March 14, 2018 @ 10:12 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:12:40 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 143.2312 East, latitude -6.0969 South, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ialibu, Wabag, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
Did you feel anything?
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. 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: 47 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
Copyright © 2018 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.