A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ialibu in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 143.925° East, latitude -6.5291° South, depth = 18.57 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.57 km (12 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:16:48 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 11:16:48 / February 26, 2018 @ 11:16 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000dd3x. Event ids that are associated: us2000dd3x.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mount Hagen, Mendi, Ialibu.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-nine, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km SSW of Ialibu, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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