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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.2356S, 146.2083WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 21:59:58 / 9:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 146.2083° East, latitude -6.2356° South, depth = 119.59 km. Global time and date of event 31/10/15 / 2015-10-31 11:59:58 / October 31, 2015 @ 11:59 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 119.59 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000412b. Id of event: us2000412b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae, Goroka, Kainantu. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km E of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.2083° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2356° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 119.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km E of Kainantu, 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 2015-10-31 11:59:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-31 12:18:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 355 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 3.286 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us2000412b Id of event.
Event Code 2000412b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000412b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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