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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Lorengau in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -2.8906S, 147.1796WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Lorengau in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.43 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 16:20:42 / January 31, 2016 @ 4:20 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:20:42 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004w5w. Id of event: us20004w5w. Exact location, longitude 147.1796° East, latitude -2.8906° South, depth = 5.43 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lorengau. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Lorengau (c. 5 800 pop).

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 four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 96 km S of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea. This data 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 147.1796° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.8906° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96km S of Lorengau, 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 2016-01-31 16:20:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-31 16:49:34 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 354 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 0.862 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us20004w5w Id of event.
Event Code 20004w5w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004w5w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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