A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 142.9533 East, latitude -6.3056 South, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:25:34 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d7wa. Id of event: us2000d7wa. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 02:25:34 / February 26, 2018 @ 2:25 am.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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