A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 13/02/19 / 2019-02-13 08:59:18 / February 13, 2019 @ 8:59 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000jh5c. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jh5c. The temblor was picked up at 18:59:18 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 143.5574° East, -6.3892° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mount Hagen, Tari, Ialibu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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