A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Ialibu in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 143.9946 East, latitude -6.4581 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:41:49 / 4:41 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcx7. Unique identifier: us2000dcx7. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 18:41:49 / February 25, 2018 @ 6:41 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ialibu in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mount Hagen, Mendi, Ialibu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-two, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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