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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Panguna in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.1171S, 154.9588WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 20:14:28 / March 2, 2017 @ 8:14 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us100086ku. Ids that are associated to the event: us100086ku. Exact location of event, depth 170.3 km, 154.9588° East, -6.1171° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 170.3 km (106 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:14:28 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Did you feel anything?

How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 62 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.9588° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1171° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 170.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km WNW 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 2017-03-02 20:14:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-02 20:53:21 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 354 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 3.378 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us100086ku Id of event.
Event Code 100086ku An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100086ku, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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