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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Panguna in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.7771S, 155.2659WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 22:11:20 / 10:11 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/05/16 / 2016-05-04 11:11:20 / May 4, 2016 @ 11:11 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 155.2659 East, latitude -6.7771 South, depth = 63.17 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.17 km (39 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gsx. Id of event: us10005gsx.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 155.2659° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.7771° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km SSW 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 2016-05-04 11:11:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-28 13:11:33 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 326 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 4.016 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10005gsx Id of event.
Event Code 10005gsx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005gsx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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