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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Panguna in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.938S, 154.8391WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 26/07/17 / 2017-07-26 16:25:09 / July 26, 2017 @ 4:25 pm UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:25:09 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158.15 km (98 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 154.8391 East, latitude -5.938 South, depth = 158.15 km. Event id: us2000a372. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a372.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 82 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.8391° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.938° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 158.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km WNW of Panguna, 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 2017-07-26 16:25:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-03 01:07:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 246 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 3.236 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 us2000a372 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a372 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a372, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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