A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 142.9473° East, latitude -6.4095° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 20:10:36 / February 25, 2018 @ 8:10 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:10:36 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcz5. Unique identifier: us2000dcz5.
Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari. Close 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 sixteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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