A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The temblor was reported at 17:26:31 / 5:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d806. Unique identifier: us2000d806. Global time and date of event 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 07:26:31 / February 26, 2018 @ 7:26 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 143.0858° East, latitude -5.4756° South, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wabag, Tari. Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 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 eighty-four, in the last 10 days eighty-four, in the past 30 days eighty-four and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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