A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.4485 East, latitude -6.3415 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us1000d82v. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d82v. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 19:17:19 / March 17, 2018 @ 7:17 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:17:19 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari, Ialibu, Mendi (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 28 km SW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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