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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Lae in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.9457S, 147.0108WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:33:19 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 76.58 km (48 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us100072e4. Unique identifier: us100072e4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.0108 East, latitude -5.9457 South, depth = 76.58 km. Global time and date of event 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 00:33:19 / October 21, 2016 @ 12:33 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 85 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.0108° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.9457° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km N 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 2016-10-21 00:33:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-08 06:47:42 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 271 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 3.439 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us100072e4 Id of event.
Event Code 100072e4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100072e4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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