A 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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