A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 102 kilometers (63 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:16:25 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 16:16:25 / February 26, 2018 @ 4:16 pm. Event id: us2000dd4g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd4g. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.7451 East, latitude -6.3556 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fifty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 102 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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