A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 15:31:53 / February 26, 2018 @ 3:31 pm. Event id: us2000dd4e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd4e. 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). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.0975° East, -6.4026° South. The temblor was detected at 01:31:53 / 1:31 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 66 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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