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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Panguna in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.3471S, 154.8368WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 154.8368 East, latitude -6.3471 South, depth = 56.22 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/08/16 / 2016-08-22 22:48:25 / August 22, 2016 @ 10:48 pm. Event id: us20006u8l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006u8l. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.22 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:48:25 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

Each 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 71 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.8368° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3471° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km W 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 2016-08-22 22:48:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-01 01:43:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 3.416 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us20006u8l Id of event.
Event Code 20006u8l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006u8l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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