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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Lae in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.447S, 147.1328WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 19:48:07 / January 5, 2016 @ 7:48 pm. The temblor was picked up at 05:48:07 / 5:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.53 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10004bl1. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004bl1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.1328 East, latitude -6.447 South, depth = 89.53 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop).

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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 34 km NNE of Lae, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.1328° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.447° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km NNE of Lae, 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 2016-01-05 19:48:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-05 22:31:56 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 340 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 2.938 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 50 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 us10004bl1 Id of event.
Event Code 10004bl1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004bl1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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