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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Porgera in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.015S, 142.4164WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000d70g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d70g. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:00:25 / 6:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 08:00:25 / March 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.4164 East, latitude -6.015 South, depth = 10 km.

Event epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari. Close 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 two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 105 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data 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 142.4164° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.015° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 105km 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 2018-03-21 08:00:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-21 08:16:55 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 6.319 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us1000d70g Id of event.
Event Code 1000d70g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d70g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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