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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 127 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.8637S, 151.2517WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 127 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (79 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 15:27:53 / September 16, 2015 @ 3:27 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003ise. Id of event: us10003ise. The temblor was picked up at 01:27:53 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.2517 East, latitude -5.8637 South, depth = 10 km.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 127 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.2517° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8637° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 127km ESE of Kimbe, 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 2015-09-16 15:27:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-05 00:17:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 259 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 1.893 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us10003ise Id of event.
Event Code 10003ise An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003ise, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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