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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Ambunti in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.1597S, 141.9378WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 101 km W of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (63 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:43:39 / 5:43 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jw2. Id of event: us10003jw2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.9378 East, latitude -4.1597 South, depth = 114.17 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.17 km (71 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 19:43:39 / October 2, 2015 @ 7:43 pm UTC/GMT.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 101 km W of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9378° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.1597° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 101km W of Ambunti, 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 2015-10-02 19:43:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-03 15:44:39 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 312 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 5.813 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us10003jw2 Id of event.
Event Code 10003jw2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jw2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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