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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Mendi in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.2799S, 142.8908WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 84 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.8908° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2799° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-22 23:23:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-22 23:45:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 369 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.134 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000d7rz Id of event.
Event Code 1000d7rz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d7rz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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