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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.6203S, 152.5368WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050t6. Id of event: us200050t6. The temblor was picked up at 15:31:23 / 3:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.5368 East, latitude -4.6203 South, depth = 58.3 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 05:31:23 / February 17, 2016 @ 5:31 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.3 km (36 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 43 km (26 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.5368° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.6203° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SE of Kokopo, 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 2016-02-17 05:31:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 06:16:26 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 340 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 0.565 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us200050t6 Id of event.
Event Code 200050t6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050t6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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