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

Earthquake location -4.7627S, 149.7142WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 99 kilometers (62 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 15:03:20 / 3:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 601.32 km (374 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 05:03:20 / February 9, 2016 @ 5:03 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004yxn. Id of event: us20004yxn. Exact location of event, depth 601.32 km, 149.7142° East, -4.7627° South.

Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 99 km NNW of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.7142° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.7627° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 601.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 99km NNW of Kimbe, 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 2016-02-09 05:03:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-09 05:21:42 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 2.507 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 us20004yxn Id of event.
Event Code 20004yxn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004yxn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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