A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was picked up at 07:14:24 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000d26c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d26c. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 21:14:24 / February 28, 2018 @ 9:14 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 142.7182 East, latitude -6.2772 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 103 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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