A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 78 kilometers (48 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). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/04/18 / 2018-04-04 10:30:44 / April 4, 2018 @ 10:30 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:30:44 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000de4y. Event ids that are associated: us1000de4y. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.9996° East, -6.4616° South.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventy-three 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 78 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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