A major earthquake magnitude 7.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.7663 East, latitude -6.1488 South, depth = 35 km. Unique identifier: us2000d7q6. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18056001, at00p4pvyj, us2000d7q6. The temblor was detected at 03:44:44 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 17:44:44 / February 25, 2018 @ 5:44 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 136 km (85 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Wabag, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 89 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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