A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d83z. Unique identifier: us2000d83z. Exact location of earthquake, 143.5538° East, -6.5004° South, depth 13.33 km. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:56:07 / 9:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.33 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 11:56:07 / February 26, 2018 @ 11:56 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wabag, Mount Hagen, Tari (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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