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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Panguna in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.3515S, 154.9691WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 16:28:50 / October 23, 2015 @ 4:28 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 84.12 km (52 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 154.9691° East, -6.3515° South, depth 84.12 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:28:50 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003r0v. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003r0v.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).

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

Questions or comments?

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 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: 57 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.9691° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3515° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 84.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km W of Panguna, 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 2015-10-23 16:28:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-23 17:04:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 326 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 3.522 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us10003r0v Id of event.
Event Code 10003r0v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003r0v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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