A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 20:59:37 / February 25, 2018 @ 8:59 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.297° East, -6.4991° South. The temblor was reported at 06:59:37 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcxq. Unique identifier: us2000dcxq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Tari, Mendi. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and eighteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and eighteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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