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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 28 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.1934S, 149.2907WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 28 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (17 miles) on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ad3x. Id of event: us2000ad3x. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.06 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 149.2907° East, latitude -6.1934° South, depth = 61.06 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 09:40:41 / August 30, 2017 @ 9:40 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:40:41 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter).

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 thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 28 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.2907° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1934° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km W of Kandrian, 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 2017-08-30 09:40:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-30 10:27:20 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 3.484 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us2000ad3x Id of event.
Event Code 2000ad3x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ad3x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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