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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.3685S, 147.768WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 28 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (17 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004z29. Id of event: us20004z29. The temblor was picked up at 08:20:48 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 22:20:48 / February 5, 2016 @ 10:20 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 147.768° East, -6.3685° South, depth 10 km.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 28 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.768° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3685° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km NNW of Finschhafen, 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 22:20:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-22 00:40:52 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 246 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 3.076 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 246 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 us20004z29 Id of event.
Event Code 20004z29 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004z29, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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