A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.1306 East, latitude -6.5361 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us1000dxt6. Event ids that are associated: us1000dxt6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 28/04/18 / 2018-04-28 03:26:46 / April 28, 2018 @ 3:26 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 13:26:46 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari, Mendi (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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