A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dd4i. Unique identifier: us2000dd4i. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 11:22:55 / February 26, 2018 @ 11:22 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 143.0332° East, -6.2387° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 21:22:55 / 9:22 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 68 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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