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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Arawa in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.8121S, 154.7765WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 155.92 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000a3zv. Event ids that are associated: us2000a3zv. The temblor was reported at 10:54:24 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/07/17 / 2017-07-29 23:54:24 / July 29, 2017 @ 11:54 pm. Exact location of event, depth 155.92 km, 154.7765° East, -5.8121° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close 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 Arawa.

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

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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. 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: 95 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.7765° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8121° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 155.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 95km WNW of Arawa, 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 2017-07-29 23:54:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-17 03:05:18 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 312 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 3.121 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us2000a3zv Id of event.
Event Code 2000a3zv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a3zv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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