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Light earthquake 4 mag, 78 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.5012S, 143.0226WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.0226° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.5012° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-15 10:36:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-22 08:30:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 246 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.011 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000g9my Id of event.
Event Code 2000g9my An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000g9my, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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