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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Rabaul in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.2677S, 151.2769WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 99 kilometers (62 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. Id of earthquake: us20005gru. Event ids that are associated: us20005gru. Global time and date of event 10/04/16 / 2016-04-10 04:22:00 / April 10, 2016 @ 4:22 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 14:22:00 / 2:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 151.2769 East, latitude -4.2677 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 99 km W of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.2769° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.2677° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 99km W of Rabaul, 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 2016-04-10 04:22:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-10 04:41:11 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 369 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 0.887 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us20005gru Id of event.
Event Code 20005gru An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gru, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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