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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Porgera in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.0843S, 142.4748WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 20:38:23 / March 6, 2018 @ 8:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.4748 East, latitude -6.0843 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000ddbf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ddbf. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:38:23 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 105 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.4748° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.0843° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 105km 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 2018-03-06 20:38:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-08 16:48:36 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 312 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 5.694 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us2000ddbf Id of event.
Event Code 2000ddbf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ddbf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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