A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.1309 East, latitude -6.3626 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/07/18 / 2018-07-16 07:16:34 / July 16, 2018 @ 7:16 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000g5z8. Event ids that are associated: us2000g5z8. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:16:34 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Mendi, Tari. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 61 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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