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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.4414S, 143.6639WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from New Guinea, Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:35:13 / 8:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 20:35:13 / February 25, 2018 @ 8:35 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000dcxk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dcxk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.6639 East, latitude -6.4414 South, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mount Hagen, Ialibu, Mendi. The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: New Guinea, 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 143.6639° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.4414° 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 20:35:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-26 20:05:22 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 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 7.484 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us2000dcxk Id of event.
Event Code 2000dcxk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dcxk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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