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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.3047S, 147.7178WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 07:03:44 / February 21, 2017 @ 7:03 am. Event id: us20008l1y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008l1y. The temblor was picked up at 17:03:44 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.7178 East, latitude -6.3047 South, depth = 47.3 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.3 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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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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: 36 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.7178° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3047° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km NNW of Finschhafen, 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 2017-02-21 07:03:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-21 07:46:47 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 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 3.129 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us20008l1y Id of event.
Event Code 20008l1y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008l1y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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