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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 49 km SW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.4513S, 143.2979WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 02:31:52 / February 26, 2018 @ 2:31 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d7wf. Unique identifier: us2000d7wf. Exact location of event, longitude 143.2979 East, latitude -6.4513 South, depth = 21.44 km. The temblor was reported at 12:31:52 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.44 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ialibu, Tari, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 49 km SW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.2979° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.4513° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-26 02:31:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-26 02:58:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 354 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.82 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000d7wf Id of event.
Event Code 2000d7wf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d7wf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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