A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:48:52 / 6:48 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007u9y. Unique identifier: us70007u9y. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 20:48:52 / February 17, 2020 @ 8:48 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 143.3808° East, -6.3564° South, depth 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari, Ialibu, Mendi (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 two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km SW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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