Moderate earthquake - New Guinea, Papua New Guinea - February 25, 2018

 

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Magnitude : 4.5

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2018-02-26 08:09:37

GMT/UTC Time : 2018-02-25 22:09:37

Depth (Hypocenter) : 35 km

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USGS Mendi, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 23:46 4.6 27 MAP
  • goroka - Went for well over a minute. No damage
  • Ialibu - Very strong shaking
  • EMSC New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 23:46 4.6 20 MAP
    USGS Mendi, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 23:07 4.6 35 MAP
    EMSC New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 23:07 4.6 30 MAP
    GEOFON New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 22:57 4.8 14 MAP
    EMSC New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 22:57 4.7 91 MAP
    USGS Mendi, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 22:57 5.0 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Porgera, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 22:28 5.0 35 MAP
    EMSC New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 22:28 4.8 10 MAP
    GEOFON New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 22:28 4.9 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Hagen - Just had another after jolt... was short friends reporting broken water tanks
  • USGS Mendi, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 22:19 5.0 35 MAP
    USGS Mendi, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 22:09 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 22:09 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Porgera, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 21:47 5.2 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 21:47 5.1 22 MAP
    USGS Porgera, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 21:11 5.0 35 MAP
  • Purari - Moderate shaking
  • GEOFON New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 21:11 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 20:57 4.9 30 MAP
    USGS Porgera, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 20:57 4.9 35 MAP
    GEOFON New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 20:57 5.2 10 MAP
    USGS Porgera, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 20:17 5.2 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 20:17 5.0 9 MAP
    USGS Mendi, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 19:40 5.3 35 MAP
    GEOFON New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 19:40 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kiunga - Shaking lasted about 5 minutes Just before or around 4AM
  • USGS Mendi, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 19:05 4.6 34 MAP
    EMSC New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 19:05 4.6 34 MAP
    USGS Mendi, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 18:54 4.9 35 MAP
    EMSC New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 18:54 4.9 30 MAP
    USGS Porgera, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 18:47 5.0 35 MAP
    USGS Mendi, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 18:26 5.4 35 MAP
    USGS Porgera, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 18:11 5.5 38 MAP
  • Hagen - Still getting moderate after shocks...
  • GEOFON New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 18:11 5.6 18 MAP
    PTWC Feb 25 17:54 7.6 0 MAP
    USGS Porgera, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 17:44 7.5 35 MAP
    GEOFON New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 17:44 7.4 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bamaga - Probably lasted a minute at around 3.50am in Bamaga, Qld.
  • SAIBAI ISLAND;QLD - Shaking and noise woke us up
  • Tabubil - Strong shaking
  • Prince of Wales Island - Lasted for a minute or two. Started slow then intensified. No property damage. Felt it at around 3.50am.
  • Wapenamanda - Lasted several minutes. Aftershocks lasted 45 minutes or more. Woke up people throughout the highlands. Stronger than anything I\\\'ve felt in 30 plus years.
  • Kumul Platform - I couldn\\\'t stand up during the main shake which woke me up onboard this offshore platform
  • Hammond island (Torres Strait) - Our shock about 2mins. Our property not damage.
  • Wabag - 60-90 seconds. Started at 4.45am PNG time. No damage on property noted yet
  • Mt Hagen - Went for longer than a minute.. was the strongest ive ever felt and Right now there is an after shock as im typing... we have some small damage broken glass ect. But we live in a two storey brick building and there are some big cracks in the walls now.
  • Tabubil - Lasted 30 seconds, house was shaking and swaying, bottles fell off shelves in bathroom. 4 aftershocks. Landslides have occurred.
  • Madang - Woken up from deep sleep by the shaking. My family in Goroka callef early as 3.45am after they too felt strong shaking. I serach quickly to know the information on the earth location, mt loko, Pogera mining. Thank you very much to information provide so fast through internet. Japalis Kaiok Papua New Guinea
  • Goroka - Moderate shaking
  • Kainantu - Was woken up by the tremor while sleeping. Was on the top floor of a two storey building. Ran downstairs. Was watching as the whole building was shaking. Asked some of the locals and they confirmed this has never happened in Kainantu since 1997. All lights went off during the earthquake. Got injured running down the stairs because I could not see. Jackson
  • Madang - Woke up as my whole hose was shaking. Lasted about 30 sec. Quickly checked net n found out quake was up around Pogera area.
  • Wewak - Slightly before 4 am local time I was awoken by a long shaking earthquake (longer than 30 seconds). It did not shake hard enough to knock things down but you could tell it was a significant earthquake and the power in the neighbourhood went off in the middle of the quake. We live in a wooden house that is on metal poles.
  • Kiunga - this was something ive never felt before. started at 3:45am and almost lasted for more than a minute. there were cracks found in buildings and big cabinets fell onto the floor.
  • Aiyura - No known damage so far but definitely very strong shaking and the longest have experienced.
  • Tabubil - Very strong shaking bed. Table. Shelves moving but nothing falling down.
  • Mt.Hagen - Biggest earthquake we ever felt... it moved our fridge,stove even beds , nearly everything... was scary.. still feeling aftershocks..
  • Goroka - Lasted a long time, at least 1 minute. Was still feeling after shocks at 4:20.
  • Tabubil - Lasted for about a 1 minute with after shocks here in Tabubil. Couple of objects fell off the shelves
  • Mt Hagen - Felt the earthquake around 03:30am. the whole house was shaking. literally you see things falling off the table and shelves. Woke my wife and told her to get the door open while i got the got the kids. we all came out safely just the Tv was broken and side beams off my house came loose. its was a big earthquake ever..
  • KIUNGA - We were at the 4th floor of the Hotel. It was a very scary experience. everything was shaking. The aftershocks is also scary. coudn\'t go to sleep anymore. And i feel like my body is still shaking.
  • Goroka, eastern Highlands province - I was asleep at the time and woke to this strong shaking, happening for over a minute - longer that other experiences. the house did shake moderately, no damage
  • Simbu - It was around 4am in the morning 26/02/2018. The earth quake was very big as the whole house was about to collapse. The quake lasted for about 2 minutes then a big bang somewhere not yet known what happen. Then a slight quake again after 1 hour. It was a first of its kind we have experience. Marie
  • Mt Hagen - We just checked our gas bottles... hope everone checks theirs too... our regulator made a big pop sound when we turn3d gas back on ( we do tjis everymorning ... probably because of a pressure build up from bottles to regulator after the shakes... hope people read this and check their gas bottles too.
  • Madang Province - It shook the foundation of the house for at least a minute. Doors, Louvre blades,furniture and the roof of the house rattled.No damages/
  • Korgua Plantation, Mt Hagen - The house was shaking terribly but wr evacuated the house fairly quickly. Once outside in a safe area I checked my wrist watch and it was precisely 3:55am; the quake lasted 2 and a half minutes. Damage has been minor. Fridges, stoves and cupboards have moved out of position. Mirrors smashed and some lights on ceilings broken off. No bridges have collapsed or landslips in this area. Villagers heard loud explosion like noises during the tremor. Smaller tremors are still being felt now at 11:42am.
  • Tabubil - Ok Tedi - The road access to the Mine/Mill was blocked by a major landslip, All nightshift had to be airlifted by chopper down to main camp, still in progress. So as the Tabubil/Kiunga road access had landslips at 4 different locations and had caused the OTML convoy trucks strandard back in Tabubil. The main camp residence (rooms & houses) shook.
  • Kendu, near Banz - violent shaking woke us at 3:45a.m. heard glass/dishes breaking in kitchen, pictures, figurines, bathroom items, carvings, dishes knocked off the walls and shelves, took shelter with kids, we live on steel posts 3m off ground. have cont. to feel light to moderate quakes throughout the day and into this evening.(over 20), 1st one continued with mild tremors for over 10 minutes beyond the initial violent shaking- checked watch at 4:18 when it was just gentle shaking as I tried to settle the kids.
  • Thursday Island, Torres Strait, Australi - Occurred at 03:47hrs, Monday 26 February and lasted for around 30 seconds. Haven\'t looked for damage to house yet. Unlikely.
  • Ramu Sugar, Gusap - Woke up at 03:45 with house (on 2.5m posts) swaying quite a bit. Bedroom door was swinging, cupboards, which were closed, opened by itself. Items on walls and hanging from roof were swinging around. Neighbour\'s car alarm was activated. Lasted for a minute or more. Epicenter was more than 300km away, still the strongest earthquake I have felt in PNG for past 5 years.
  • Tabubil - I felt restless after saying my bedtime prayer that night stayed up praying slept at 2:30am woke up 3:30am then 3:44am the house started to shake from moderate to strong.I woke up my family.Thank God for his protection.
  • Komo - Building designed for 7.0 earthquake, it remained standing but was badly damaged. Shook so hard all the furniture in the room was smashing back and forward, tipping over, and jumping around the room. It was all I could do to hold onto the bed and try to stop things landing on me. The motion was extremely violent, it was backwards and forwards approx. 1 metre about 3 times a second, without much up and down. Doors had to be ripped off hinges once the shaking stopped.
  • Orokana - The earthquake was very strong that nearly kills me and lasted for 40 second for the strong one and after that it continues that damaged all my properties and my livestock and many more have been destroyed..
  • USGS Porgera, Papua New Guinea Feb 25 17:44 7.6 10 MAP


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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
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    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
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    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
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    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
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    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
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    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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