A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes New Guinea, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from New Guinea, Papua New Guinea on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:25:18 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dcxi. Id of event: us2000dcxi. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 20:25:18 / February 25, 2018 @ 8:25 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.454 East, latitude -6.456 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari, Ialibu, Mendi (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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