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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Panguna in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.8259S, 155.265WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 14:08:56 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.98 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10007w7c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007w7c. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/17 / 2017-01-14 03:08:56 / January 14, 2017 @ 3:08 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 155.265° East, -6.8259° South, depth 42.98 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

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 five, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 61 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 155.265° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.8259° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km SSW 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 2017-01-14 03:08:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-02 03:54:10 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 259 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 4.047 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us10007w7c Id of event.
Event Code 10007w7c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007w7c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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