A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.2157° East, -6.1978° South. The temblor was picked up at 08:36:16 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 22:36:16 / February 25, 2018 @ 10:36 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us2000dcy4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dcy4.
Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ialibu, Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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