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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Madang in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.6431S, 145.3152WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us200059zx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200059zx. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:09:13 / 5:09 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 106.66 km (66 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 145.3152 East, latitude -4.6431 South, depth = 106.66 km. Global time and date of event 11/03/16 / 2016-03-11 19:09:13 / March 11, 2016 @ 7:09 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 83 km NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.3152° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.6431° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km NW 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 2016-03-11 19:09:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-09 17:32:28 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 259 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 5.072 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us200059zx Id of event.
Event Code 200059zx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200059zx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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