A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The temblor was detected at 13:43:26 / 1:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 03:43:26 / February 26, 2018 @ 3:43 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 142.85° East, latitude -6.179° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us2000dd2z. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dd2z. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixty, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 87 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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