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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 173 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.4574S, 153.9247WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 173 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (107 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 12:01:46 / December 24, 2016 @ 12:01 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 153.9247° East, -6.4574° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:01:46 / 10:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mhs. Id of event: us10007mhs.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 173 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.9247° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.4574° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 173km W of Panguna, 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 2016-12-24 12:01:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-24 12:18:58 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 2.853 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us10007mhs Id of event.
Event Code 10007mhs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mhs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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