A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 143.622° East, -6.3281° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:38:40 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 04:38:40 / February 26, 2018 @ 4:38 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000dd33. Event ids that are associated: us2000dd33.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wabag, Tari, Mount Hagen (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 17 km S of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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