A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 116 kilometers (72 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 02:56:51 / April 7, 2018 @ 2:56 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000dvvi. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dvvi. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:56:51 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.6219° East, -6.4041° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 116 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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