A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:46:28 / 5:46 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 19:46:28 / February 25, 2018 @ 7:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.0487° East, -6.5446° South. Event id: us2000dczj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dczj.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari. Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and four, in the last 10 days two hundred and four, in the past 30 days two hundred and four and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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