A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 102 kilometers (63 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). Event id: us1000d4gt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d4gt. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.7429 East, latitude -6.3745 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 22:39:16 / March 14, 2018 @ 10:39 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:39:16 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 102 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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