A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 12:49:10 / February 27, 2018 @ 12:49 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.0106 East, latitude -6.2781 South, depth = 12.53 km. The temblor was detected at 22:49:10 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.53 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d8pw. Id of event: us2000d8pw.
Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-three, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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