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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Arawa in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.8867S, 155.1656WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 155.1656 East, latitude -5.8867 South, depth = 181.74 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:13:58 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 181.74 km (113 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 06:13:58 / January 22, 2017 @ 6:13 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008i4k. Event ids that are associated: us20008i4k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 155.1656° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8867° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 181.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km NW of Arawa, 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 2017-01-22 06:13:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-18 13:53:49 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 3.432 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us20008i4k Id of event.
Event Code 20008i4k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008i4k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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