A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dczn. Id of event: us2000dczn. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:58:41 / 5:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 142.8611° East, latitude -5.6377° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 19:58:41 / February 25, 2018 @ 7:58 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wabag, Tari (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and twenty-five, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 42 km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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