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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.8799S, 152.3201WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.43 km (10 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009y29. Unique identifier: us20009y29. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:19:38 / 3:19 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/07/17 / 2017-07-14 05:19:38 / July 14, 2017 @ 5:19 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.3201 East, latitude -4.8799 South, depth = 15.43 km.

The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearby 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 Rabaul, Kokopo.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 58 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.3201° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.8799° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km 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 2017-07-14 05:19:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-02 05:50:59 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 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 0.64 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 194 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 us20009y29 Id of event.
Event Code 20009y29 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009y29, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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