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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Kiunga in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.2848S, 141.5681WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:11:12 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004y6q. Id of event: us20004y6q. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.36 km (19 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 20:11:12 / February 5, 2016 @ 8:11 pm. Exact location of event, depth 30.36 km, 141.5681° East, -5.2848° South.

Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Kiunga (c. 11 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiunga (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 97 km NNE of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5681° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.2848° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 97km NNE of Kiunga, 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 2016-02-05 20:11:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 21:09:11 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 369 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 6.621 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us20004y6q Id of event.
Event Code 20004y6q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004y6q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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