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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Mendi in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3281S, 143.622WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.622° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3281° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km S of Mendi, Papua New Guinea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-26 04:38:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-14 22:35:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 354 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.65 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000dd33 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dd33 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dd33, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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