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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.7236S, 149.4523WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 154.22 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 14:48:18 / April 14, 2016 @ 2:48 pm. The temblor was picked up at 00:48:18 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.4523 East, latitude -5.7236 South, depth = 154.22 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005i17. Unique identifier: us20005i17. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearby 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 earthquakes in the world each year. 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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km N of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This information 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 149.4523° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.7236° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 154.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km N of Kandrian, 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 2016-04-14 14:48:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 15:08:16 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 3.1 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us20005i17 Id of event.
Event Code 20005i17 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i17, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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