A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Event id: us1000dbyq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dbyq. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/03/18 / 2018-03-31 21:18:35 / March 31, 2018 @ 9:18 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:18:35 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.9834° East, -6.2441° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days ninety-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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