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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Lae in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.5716S, 146.833WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 14:01:27 / 2:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lny. Id of event: us20008lny. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 04:01:27 / February 23, 2017 @ 4:01 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105.82 km (66 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.833 East, latitude -6.5716 South, depth = 105.82 km.

The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wau, Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km NW of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.833° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.5716° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NW of Lae, 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 2017-02-23 04:01:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-24 20:28:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 2.833 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us20008lny Id of event.
Event Code 20008lny An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008lny, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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