A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000dtyw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dtyw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:36:27 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/18 / 2018-04-28 12:36:27 / April 28, 2018 @ 12:36 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 143.1578 East, latitude -6.2768 South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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