A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Ialibu in Papua New Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.0766 East, latitude -6.5346 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 04:37:50 / February 26, 2018 @ 4:37 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 14:37:50 / 2:37 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd5e. Id of event: us2000dd5e.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mount Hagen, Mendi, Ialibu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-seven, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 29 km SSE of Ialibu, Papua New Guinea.
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