A 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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