A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 86 kilometers (53 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). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:19:45 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 11:19:45 / February 27, 2018 @ 11:19 am. Exact location of event, longitude 142.9601 East, latitude -6.5381 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000d8pp. Event ids that are associated: us2000d8pp.
Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-five, in the last 10 days ninety-one, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 86 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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