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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.456S, 143.454WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes New Guinea, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from New Guinea, Papua New Guinea on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:25:18 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dcxi. Id of event: us2000dcxi. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 20:25:18 / February 25, 2018 @ 8:25 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.454 East, latitude -6.456 South, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari, Ialibu, Mendi (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.454° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.456° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place New Guinea, 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 2018-02-25 20:25:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-26 19:52:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 4.696 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us2000dcxi Id of event.
Event Code 2000dcxi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dcxi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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