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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.2296S, 151.97WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 210 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (130 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.97 East, latitude -6.2296 South, depth = 54.59 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/05/17 / 2017-05-04 13:59:27 / May 4, 2017 @ 1:59 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.59 km (34 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:59:27 / 11:59 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008r6g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008r6g.

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 210 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.97° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2296° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 210km S of Kokopo, 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 2017-05-04 13:59:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-29 17:34:45 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 271 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 2.034 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us10008r6g Id of event.
Event Code 10008r6g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008r6g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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