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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Porgera in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.7553S, 142.3121WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.3121 East, latitude -5.7553 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 22:35:07 / 10:35 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcen. Unique identifier: us2000dcen. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 12:35:07 / March 5, 2018 @ 12:35 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari.

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 103 km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3121° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.7553° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 103km WSW 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 2018-03-05 12:35:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-05 12:56:11 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 271 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 6.019 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us2000dcen Id of event.
Event Code 2000dcen An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dcen, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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