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

Earthquake location -6.3157S, 145.7737WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 11/04/16 / 2016-04-11 22:53:38 / April 11, 2016 @ 10:53 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 125.16 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 145.7737° East, latitude -6.3157° South, depth = 125.16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:53:38 / 8:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jtc. Id of event: us20005jtc.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Kainantu (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 10 km WSW of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.7737° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3157° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 125.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km WSW of Kainantu, 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 2016-04-11 22:53:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-22 01:10:14 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 3.362 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 us20005jtc Id of event.
Event Code 20005jtc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jtc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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