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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Mendi in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.3034S, 143.1822WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 143.1822° East, latitude -6.3034° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:45:10 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 13:45:10 / March 14, 2018 @ 1:45 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d49q. Id of event: us1000d49q.

Event epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). 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 Ialibu, Mendi, Tari.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 53 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.1822° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3034° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-14 13:45:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-15 07:54:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.002 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000d49q Id of event.
Event Code 1000d49q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d49q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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