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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Panguna in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.7256S, 154.9474WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 01:19:34 / December 23, 2015 @ 1:19 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.9474 East, latitude -6.7256 South, depth = 178.28 km. The temblor was reported at 11:19:34 / 11:19 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004b6s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004b6s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 178.28 km (111 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).

Every 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 74 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.9474° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.7256° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 178.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km SW 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 2015-12-23 01:19:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-07 23:53:41 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 246 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 3.744 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us10004b6s Id of event.
Event Code 10004b6s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004b6s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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