A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:23:23 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d7rz. Id of event: us1000d7rz. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/03/18 / 2018-03-22 23:23:23 / March 22, 2018 @ 11:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 142.8908 East, latitude -6.2799 South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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