A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 143.3265° East, -6.4028° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 01:45:36 / 1:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/04/18 / 2018-04-04 15:45:36 / April 4, 2018 @ 3:45 pm. The earthquake occurred 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). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000de6j. Unique identifier: us1000de6j.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ialibu, Tari, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km SW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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