A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 142.9705° East, -6.2925° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 00:16:43 / February 26, 2018 @ 12:16 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000d7vk. Event ids that are associated: us2000d7vk. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:16:43 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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