A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:36:05 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/07/18 / 2018-07-15 10:36:05 / July 15, 2018 @ 10:36 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000g9my. Event ids that are associated: us2000g9my. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.05 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 143.0226 East, latitude -6.5012 South, depth = 18.05 km.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 78 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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