A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.0433 East, latitude -6.4409 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:26:34 / 3:26 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d3wd. Unique identifier: us1000d3wd. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 17:26:34 / March 4, 2018 @ 5:26 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari. Event epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 eighty, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 73 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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