A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us1000d2jq. Event ids that are associated: us1000d2jq. Exact location of earthquake, 143.2165° East, -6.221° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 22:18:57 / March 9, 2018 @ 10:18 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:18:57 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ialibu, Mendi, Tari.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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