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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.9089S, 146.1081WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 146.1081° East, -5.9089° South, depth 97.2 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/10/17 / 2017-10-13 12:36:26 / October 13, 2017 @ 12:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97.2 km (60 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000aukn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000aukn. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:36:26 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang, Goroka, Kainantu.

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km NNE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.1081° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.9089° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km NNE of Kainantu, 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 2017-10-13 12:36:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-05 06:14:09 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 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 3.626 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us1000aukn Id of event.
Event Code 1000aukn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000aukn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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