A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 20:59:39 / April 7, 2018 @ 8:59 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:59:39 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 143.0606° East, -6.5104° South, depth 10 km. 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). Event id: us2000dw6v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dw6v.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 75 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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