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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.3902S, 149.1256WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 50 km WSW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (31 miles). Exact location, longitude 149.1256° East, latitude -6.3902° South, depth = 45.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.45 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/10/16 / 2016-10-14 18:48:09 / October 14, 2016 @ 6:48 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 04:48:09 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20007flm. Event ids that are associated: us20007flm.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km WSW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.1256° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3902° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km WSW of Kandrian, 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 2016-10-14 18:48:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-12 19:02:52 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 340 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 3.572 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us20007flm Id of event.
Event Code 20007flm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007flm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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