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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Panguna in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.6912S, 155.4338WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:41:53 / 10:41 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004zrg. Event ids that are associated: us20004zrg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 23:41:53 / February 9, 2016 @ 11:41 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.91 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 20.91 km, 155.4338° East, -6.6912° South.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 155.4338° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.6912° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km S of Panguna, 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 23:41:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-19 04:44:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 326 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 4.094 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 125 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 us20004zrg Id of event.
Event Code 20004zrg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zrg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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