Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Mendi in Papua New Guinea


Earthquake location -6.7469S, 143.1455WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Unique identifier: us6000b6m9. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b6m9. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/07/20 / 2020-07-30 08:48:40 / July 30, 2020 @ 8:48 am. Exact location of event, longitude 143.1455 East, latitude -6.7469 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:48:40 / 8:48 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 87 km SW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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