A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/08/18 / 2018-08-10 14:51:55 / August 10, 2018 @ 2:51 pm. Unique identifier: us1000g6dp. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000g6dp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 143.0229 East, latitude -6.6257 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 00:51:55 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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