A major earthquake magnitude 7.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 17:44:39 / February 25, 2018 @ 5:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 7.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:44:39 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: at00p4pvyj. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18056001, at00p4pvyj. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.8 East, latitude -6.2 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 132 km (82 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 128 km (80 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ialibu, Wabag, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 92 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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