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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 112 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.546S, 142.7055WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000ddv0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ddv0. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 19:07:26 / March 7, 2018 @ 7:07 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.7055° East, -6.546° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 05:07:26 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and 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. 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: 112 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.7055° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.546° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 112km WSW of Mendi, 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 2018-03-07 19:07:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-07 22:00:57 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 5.246 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us2000ddv0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ddv0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ddv0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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