A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 04:35:19 / February 26, 2018 @ 4:35 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 14:35:19 / 2:35 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.826 East, latitude -5.7085 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000dd5b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd5b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 25 km (15 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fifty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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