A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 06:43:34 / 6:43 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 20:43:34 / February 25, 2018 @ 8:43 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000dcyj. Event ids that are associated: us2000dcyj. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.3903° East, -5.8877° South.
Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 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. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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