A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:36:09 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 10:36:09 / February 26, 2018 @ 10:36 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.31 km (19 miles). Exact location, longitude 143.2608° East, latitude -6.3424° South, depth = 31.31 km. Id of earthquake: us2000d834. Event ids that are associated: us2000d834. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ialibu, Tari, Mendi. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 46 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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