A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 22:18:07 / February 25, 2018 @ 10:18 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcy2. Unique identifier: us2000dcy2. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:18:07 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.6496° East, -6.3948° South.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mount Hagen, Ialibu, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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