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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Porgera in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3406S, 142.5323WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 121 kilometers (75 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was picked up at 10:25:25 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 00:25:25 / March 7, 2018 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ddj5. Id of event: us2000ddj5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.5323° East, -6.3406° South, depth 10 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 121 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.5323° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3406° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 121km 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 2018-03-07 00:25:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-07 00:55:02 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 5.502 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us2000ddj5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ddj5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ddj5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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