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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Vanimo in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -3.068S, 141.6679WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/01/18 / 2018-01-29 14:00:11 / January 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm. Event id: us2000cqwu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cqwu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.6679 East, latitude -3.068 South, depth = 42.01 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.01 km (26 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:00:11 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aitape, Vanimo, Vanimo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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: 59 km SE of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6679° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.068° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km SE of Vanimo, 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 2018-01-29 14:00:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-29 15:35:25 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 340 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 5.782 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us2000cqwu Id of event.
Event Code 2000cqwu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cqwu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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