A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/03/18 / 2018-03-19 16:53:10 / March 19, 2018 @ 4:53 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:53:10 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d85p. Unique identifier: us1000d85p. Exact location of event, longitude 143.1266 East, latitude -6.4808 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari, Mendi.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 67 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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