A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 16:06:44 / March 29, 2018 @ 4:06 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dat7. Unique identifier: us1000dat7. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:06:44 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.1675 East, latitude -6.3505 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ialibu, Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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