A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.2355 East, latitude -6.3856 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 21:11:06 / 9:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000dd3w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd3w. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 11:11:06 / February 26, 2018 @ 11:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ialibu, Tari, Mendi. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 51 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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