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

Earthquake location -6.1344S, 142.7578WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 17:47:13 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.7578 East, latitude -6.1344 South, depth = 48.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 07:47:13 / March 6, 2018 @ 7:47 am. Unique identifier: us2000dcug. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcug. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.56 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari. Event epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 fourty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 88 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.7578° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1344° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km SSW 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 07:47:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-17 06:35:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 5.438 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 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 us2000dcug Id of event.
Event Code 2000dcug An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dcug, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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