A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/18 / 2018-08-15 23:21:19 / August 15, 2018 @ 11:21 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.0066° East, -6.285° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000ga2t. Event ids that are associated: us1000ga2t. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:21:19 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari (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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 72 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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