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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Madang in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.7355S, 145.8602WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 23:05:23 / February 12, 2016 @ 11:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 57.27 km (36 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004zve. Id of event: us20004zve. The temblor was picked up at 09:05:23 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 57.27 km, 145.8602° East, -4.7355° South.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 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 one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 54 km N of Madang, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.8602° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.7355° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km N of Madang, 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 2016-02-12 23:05:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-13 00:02:48 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 271 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 4.814 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 203 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 us20004zve Id of event.
Event Code 20004zve An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zve, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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