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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 49 km W of Madang, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.1762S, 145.3538WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 10:01:31 / 10:01 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 90.83 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/07/17 / 2017-07-27 00:01:31 / July 27, 2017 @ 12:01 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.3538 East, latitude -5.1762 South, depth = 90.83 km. Unique identifier: us2000a1k7. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a1k7.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang. Event epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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: 49 km W of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.3538° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.1762° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km W of Madang, 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 2017-07-27 00:01:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-27 00:23:10 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 326 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 8.986 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us2000a1k7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a1k7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a1k7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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