A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:27:10 / 7:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.028° East, -6.3982° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 21:27:10 / March 3, 2018 @ 9:27 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dbua. Unique identifier: us2000dbua. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-four 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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