A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/11/18 / 2018-11-17 07:41:08 / November 17, 2018 @ 7:41 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:41:08 / 5:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 143.5674° East, latitude -6.4277° South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hvuq. Unique identifier: us1000hvuq.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mount Hagen, Tari, Ialibu (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km SSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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