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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Panguna in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.5051S, 155.1476WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 17:32:09 / February 27, 2017 @ 5:32 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us100087hk. Unique identifier: us100087hk. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:32:09 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 155.1476° East, latitude -6.5051° South, depth = 342.81 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 342.81 km (213 miles).

Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).

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 ten, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 42 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 155.1476° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.5051° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 342.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km WSW 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 2017-02-27 17:32:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-14 21:57:59 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 259 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 3.756 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us100087hk Id of event.
Event Code 100087hk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087hk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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