A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Ialibu in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 18:32:16 / February 25, 2018 @ 6:32 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 04:32:16 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Ialibu in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 143.8626° East, latitude -6.5385° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us2000dcx4. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcx4.
Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). 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 Mount Hagen, Mendi, Ialibu.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-three, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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