A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 22:28:32 / February 28, 2018 @ 10:28 pm. The temblor was reported at 08:28:32 / 8:28 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000d9ff. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d9ff. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.2584° East, -6.2065° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wabag, Ialibu, Tari (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days seventy-nine, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 43 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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