A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 109 kilometers (68 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 142.7685 East, latitude -6.6143 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:55:27 / 5:55 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 19:55:27 / February 25, 2018 @ 7:55 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000dcxe. Event ids that are associated: us2000dcxe. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (51 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari.
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 thirty, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 109 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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