A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:07:43 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 20:07:43 / February 25, 2018 @ 8:07 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000dcxf. Event ids that are associated: us2000dcxf. Exact location, longitude 142.5507° East, latitude -5.8167° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari. Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and thirteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 81 km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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