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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Mendi in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.3082S, 142.9673WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dcxs. Id of event: us2000dcxs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:23:43 / 7:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 142.9673 East, latitude -6.3082 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 21:23:43 / February 25, 2018 @ 9:23 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and thirty-eight, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 77 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.9673° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3082° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-25 21:23:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-27 00:01:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.168 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000dcxs Id of event.
Event Code 2000dcxs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dcxs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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