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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 29 km SSE of Ialibu, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.5346S, 144.0766WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Ialibu in Papua New Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.0766 East, latitude -6.5346 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 04:37:50 / February 26, 2018 @ 4:37 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 14:37:50 / 2:37 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd5e. Id of event: us2000dd5e.

Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mount Hagen, Mendi, Ialibu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).

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

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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: 29 km SSE of Ialibu, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.0766° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.5346° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SSE of Ialibu, 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 2018-02-26 04:37:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-14 22:37:13 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 4.177 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 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 us2000dd5e Id of event.
Event Code 2000dd5e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dd5e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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