A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ec34. Id of event: us1000ec34. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.5588 East, latitude -6.4974 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/18 / 2018-05-23 21:14:37 / May 23, 2018 @ 9:14 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:14:37 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ialibu, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 36 km SSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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