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



Earthquake location -6.262S, 150.2511WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Global time and date of event 20/11/16 / 2016-11-20 00:55:01 / November 20, 2016 @ 12:55 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 150.2511 East, latitude -6.262 South, depth = 39.39 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:55:01 / 10:55 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007aqp. Unique identifier: us10007aqp. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 77 km E of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 150.2511° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.262° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km E 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 2016-11-20 00:55:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-20 01:30:03 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 2.803 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us10007aqp Id of event.
Event Code 10007aqp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007aqp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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