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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -7.0206S, 150.9334WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 176 km ESE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (109 miles). Unique identifier: us10007vuh. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007vuh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.77 km (15 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:05:32 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 21:05:32 / January 27, 2017 @ 9:05 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 150.9334 East, latitude -7.0206 South, depth = 24.77 km.

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 176 km ESE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 150.9334° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.0206° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 176km ESE 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 2017-01-27 21:05:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-03 03:27:38 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 3.066 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us10007vuh Id of event.
Event Code 10007vuh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vuh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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