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



Earthquake location -6.2299S, 142.5095WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 00:59:31 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d4r5. Id of event: us1000d4r5. Exact location of earthquake, 142.5095° East, -6.2299° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 14:59:31 / March 6, 2018 @ 2:59 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 113 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.5095° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2299° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 113km 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 14:59:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-19 20:03:07 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 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 5.583 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us1000d4r5 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d4r5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d4r5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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