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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.0292S, 151.1703WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 127 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (79 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 151.1703 East, latitude -5.0292 South, depth = 146.05 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:44:20 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100086h7. Event ids that are associated: us100086h7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 12:44:20 / March 2, 2017 @ 12:44 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 146.05 km (91 miles).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 127 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.1703° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.0292° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 146.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 127km ENE of Kimbe, 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 2017-03-02 12:44:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-02 13:04:46 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 1.293 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 64 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 us100086h7 Id of event.
Event Code 100086h7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100086h7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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