A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 04:34:13 / February 26, 2018 @ 4:34 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 142.7093° East, latitude -5.9774° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 14:34:13 / 2:34 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000d7yg. Event ids that are associated: us2000d7yg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 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 have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 78 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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