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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Namatanai in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -2.792S, 153.4377WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 147 km NE of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea (91 miles). Unique identifier: us2000a7kh. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7kh. Exact location of earthquake, 153.4377° East, -2.792° South, depth 33.23 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:46:17 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 12:46:17 / August 12, 2017 @ 12:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.23 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 147 km NE of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.4377° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.792° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 147km NE of Namatanai, 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 2017-08-12 12:46:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-12 13:16:40 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 354 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 9.244 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us2000a7kh Id of event.
Event Code 2000a7kh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a7kh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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