A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000dwq7. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dwq7. Exact location of event, longitude 142.8182 East, latitude -6.4297 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:18:02 / 12:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/04/18 / 2018-04-09 02:18:02 / April 9, 2018 @ 2:18 am.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 96 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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