A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 117 kilometers (73 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 12:26:57 / February 26, 2018 @ 12:26 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd42. Id of event: us2000dd42. The temblor was picked up at 22:26:57 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 142.5267 East, latitude -6.2889 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 62 km (39 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 117 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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