A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.5327 East, latitude -6.3147 South, depth = 21.1 km. Global time and date of event 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 10:49:55 / February 27, 2018 @ 10:49 am UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:49:55 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.1 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d8pf. Id of event: us2000d8pf.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wabag, Mount Hagen, Tari (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km SW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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