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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 12 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.1566S, 149.4597WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.4597 East, latitude -6.1566 South, depth = 61.24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.24 km (38 miles). Id of earthquake: us20004whx. Event ids that are associated: us20004whx. The temblor was picked up at 15:38:35 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 05:38:35 / February 2, 2016 @ 5:38 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 12 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.4597° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1566° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NW of Kandrian, 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 2016-02-02 05:38:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-02 06:45:36 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 3.326 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 68 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 us20004whx Id of event.
Event Code 20004whx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004whx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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