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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.5803S, 150.3814WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 00:51:19 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100076yu. Unique identifier: us100076yu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/11/16 / 2016-11-07 14:51:19 / November 7, 2016 @ 2:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.75 km (25 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 150.3814 East, latitude -5.5803 South, depth = 40.75 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty 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. 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: 26 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 150.3814° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.5803° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km E of Kimbe, 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 2016-11-07 14:51:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-27 21:48:23 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 246 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 2.07 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 186 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 us100076yu Id of event.
Event Code 100076yu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100076yu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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