A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d46p. Unique identifier: us1000d46p. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.66 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 16:56:41 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 142.9589 East, latitude -6.3732 South, depth = 34.66 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 06:56:41 / March 14, 2018 @ 6:56 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari. Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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