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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 17 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.5189S, 150.2962WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. Exact location, longitude 150.2962° East, latitude -5.5189° South, depth = 134.92 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 134.92 km (84 miles). Global time and date of event 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 21:26:47 / May 20, 2017 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 07:26:47 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008vgi. Unique identifier: us10008vgi.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (11 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-three 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: 17 km ENE of Kimbe, 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 150.2962° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.5189° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 134.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km 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 2017-05-20 21:26:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-02 04:52:30 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 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 2.102 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us10008vgi Id of event.
Event Code 10008vgi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008vgi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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