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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Vanimo in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -2.8441S, 140.9796WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 19:18:33 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 25.67 km (16 miles). Global time and date of event 19/11/16 / 2016-11-19 10:18:33 / November 19, 2016 @ 10:18 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007ahb. Unique identifier: us10007ahb. Exact location of event, longitude 140.9796 East, latitude -2.8441 South, depth = 25.67 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abepura, Jayapura, Vanimo. Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km WSW of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.9796° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.8441° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km WSW of Vanimo, 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 2016-11-19 10:18:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-19 10:47:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 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 354 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 8.72 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us10007ahb Id of event.
Event Code 10007ahb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ahb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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