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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Rabaul in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.0422S, 151.5259WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:26:53 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009xyu. Id of event: us20009xyu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.5259 East, latitude -4.0422 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/07/17 / 2017-07-10 13:26:53 / July 10, 2017 @ 1:26 pm.

Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km WNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This information 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 151.5259° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.0422° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km WNW of Rabaul, 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 2017-07-10 13:26:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-20 17:05:32 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 0.563 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 us20009xyu Id of event.
Event Code 20009xyu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009xyu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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