A 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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