A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 22:15:45 / March 21, 2018 @ 10:15 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000d793. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d793. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.7863 East, latitude -6.2403 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 08:15:45 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 95 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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