A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 19:36:45 / February 25, 2018 @ 7:36 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000dcy5. Event ids that are associated: us2000dcy5. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.1895° East, -6.4758° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:36:45 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Tari, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and twenty-one, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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