A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 00:47:35 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 143.2747° East, -6.5461° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000gb8s. Id of event: us2000gb8s. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/07/18 / 2018-07-22 14:47:35 / July 22, 2018 @ 2:47 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Tari, Mendi (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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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