A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000d6i9. Event ids that are associated: us1000d6i9. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/03/18 / 2018-03-19 17:29:20 / March 19, 2018 @ 5:29 pm. The temblor was picked up at 03:29:20 / 3:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.5888 East, latitude -6.5379 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ialibu, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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