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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Arawa in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.9668S, 154.9658WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 210.26 km (131 miles). Unique identifier: us10004btx. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004btx. The temblor was reported at 01:46:50 / 1:46 am (local time epicenter). 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: 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 14:46:50 / December 30, 2015 @ 2:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.9658 East, latitude -5.9668 South, depth = 210.26 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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 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: 68 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.9658° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.9668° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 210.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km WNW of Arawa, 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 2015-12-30 14:46:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-14 12:15:15 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 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 3.301 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us10004btx Id of event.
Event Code 10004btx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004btx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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