A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 06:50:43 / 6:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 20:50:43 / February 25, 2018 @ 8:50 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000dcxn. Event ids that are associated: us2000dcxn. Exact location, longitude 143.0549° East, latitude -6.3218° South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari. Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and thirty-four, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-four 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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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: 67 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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