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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Porgera in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.1769S, 142.6137WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dazl. Unique identifier: us2000dazl. The temblor was detected at 22:44:20 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 12:44:20 / March 2, 2018 @ 12:44 pm. Exact location, longitude 142.6137° East, latitude -6.1769° South, depth = 30.14 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.14 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 101 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.6137° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1769° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 101km SW of Porgera, 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 2018-03-02 12:44:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-02 13:06:32 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 5.529 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 us2000dazl Id of event.
Event Code 2000dazl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dazl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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