A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d1hh. Unique identifier: us1000d1hh. The temblor was picked up at 00:12:03 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 143.5279 East, latitude -6.3684 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 14:12:03 / February 27, 2018 @ 2:12 pm.
Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wabag, Mount Hagen, Tari.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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