A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us2000dcx9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dcx9. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 18:59:05 / February 25, 2018 @ 6:59 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.7302° East, -6.0473° South. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:59:05 / 4:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and thirty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two 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.
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