A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 11:27:33 / March 14, 2018 @ 11:27 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d48e. Id of event: us1000d48e. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:27:33 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.2818 East, latitude -6.3433 South, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Tari, Mendi. Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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