A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us1000d9ex. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d9ex. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/03/18 / 2018-03-27 03:45:14 / March 27, 2018 @ 3:45 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:45:14 / 1:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.9969 East, latitude -6.1359 South, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari.
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 fifteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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