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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Vanimo in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -3.1518S, 140.9818WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 08:51:55 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005e32. Unique identifier: us10005e32. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 23:51:55 / April 27, 2016 @ 11:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.9818 East, latitude -3.1518 South, depth = 10 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jayapura, Abepura, Vanimo. Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km SW of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.9818° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.1518° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km SW of Vanimo, 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 2016-04-27 23:51:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-20 03:25:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 312 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 13.699 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us10005e32 Id of event.
Event Code 10005e32 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005e32, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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