A 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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