A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Monday. Exact location, longitude 143.2018° East, latitude -6.3345° South, depth = 10 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:27:18 / 4:27 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000dcx2. Event ids that are associated: us2000dcx2. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 18:27:18 / February 25, 2018 @ 6:27 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wabag, Ialibu, Tari. The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ninety-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
Questions or comments?
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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 52 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
Copyright © 2018 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.