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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.101S, 149.5163WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 149.5163° East, -6.101° South, depth 61.89 km. Global time and date of event 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 11:19:04 / April 23, 2016 @ 11:19 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:19:04 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 61.89 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005l6g. Event ids that are associated: us20005l6g.

Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km NNW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.5163° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.101° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NNW 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 2016-04-23 11:19:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-23 11:34:54 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 3.248 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us20005l6g Id of event.
Event Code 20005l6g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005l6g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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