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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 63 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.2094S, 147.452WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 11/10/15 / 2015-10-11 01:46:28 / October 11, 2015 @ 1:46 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 147.452° East, -6.2094° South, depth 69.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:46:28 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003ms4. Id of event: us10003ms4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.96 km (43 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 63 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.452° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2094° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km NW of Finschhafen, 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 2015-10-11 01:46:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-11 02:08:55 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 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 3.187 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us10003ms4 Id of event.
Event Code 10003ms4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003ms4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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