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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 63 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.8856S, 155.5196WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Exact location, longitude 155.5196° East, latitude -6.8856° South, depth = 62.99 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62.99 km (39 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:18:32 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/03/16 / 2016-03-25 06:18:32 / March 25, 2016 @ 6:18 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20005dfj. Event ids that are associated: us20005dfj.

Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 63 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 155.5196° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.8856° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km 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 2016-03-25 06:18:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-21 05:27:18 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 271 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 4.28 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us20005dfj Id of event.
Event Code 20005dfj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005dfj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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