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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Lae in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.6921S, 146.6411WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:09:44 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 07:09:44 / September 17, 2016 @ 7:09 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 114.44 km, 146.6411° East, -6.6921° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.44 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10006qdb. Event ids that are associated: us10006qdb.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Wau, Bulolo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

Questions or comments?

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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km W of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This data 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 146.6411° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.6921° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km W of Lae, 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 2016-09-17 07:09:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-17 07:27:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 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 2.743 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us10006qdb Id of event.
Event Code 10006qdb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qdb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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