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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Mendi in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.9867S, 143.2366WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/03/18 / 2018-03-27 08:51:39 / March 27, 2018 @ 8:51 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.2366 East, latitude -5.9867 South, depth = 41.42 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.42 km (26 miles). Event id: us1000de8j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000de8j. The temblor was reported at 18:51:39 / 6:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Wabag, Mendi (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 50 km WNW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.2366° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.9867° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km WNW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-27 08:51:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-06 07:07:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.162 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000de8j Id of event.
Event Code 1000de8j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000de8j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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