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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Panguna in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.035S, 154.8071WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 16:58:03 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007vwr. Unique identifier: us10007vwr. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 05:58:03 / January 28, 2017 @ 5:58 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.8071 East, latitude -6.035 South, depth = 209.61 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 209.61 km (130 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three 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 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: 81 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.8071° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.035° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 209.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km WNW 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 2017-01-28 05:58:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-28 06:22:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 312 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 3.207 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 118 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 us10007vwr Id of event.
Event Code 10007vwr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vwr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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