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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 39 km E of Lae, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.6563S, 147.3385WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 68.23 km (42 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.3385 East, latitude -6.6563 South, depth = 68.23 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/18 / 2018-03-13 01:05:06 / March 13, 2018 @ 1:05 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d3m5. Id of event: us1000d3m5. The temblor was reported at 11:05:06 / 11:05 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km E of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.3385° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.6563° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km E of Lae, 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 2018-03-13 01:05:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-13 01:52:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 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 327 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 2.736 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us1000d3m5 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d3m5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d3m5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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