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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Kiunga in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.8505S, 142.2184WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 107 kilometers (66 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 142.2184° East, latitude -5.8505° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us1000d4m0. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d4m0. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 07:52:05 / March 15, 2018 @ 7:52 am UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:52:05 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 107 km ENE of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.2184° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8505° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 107km ENE of Kiunga, 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 2018-03-15 07:52:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-15 08:12:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 354 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 6.037 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us1000d4m0 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d4m0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d4m0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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