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Light earthquake 4 mag, 76 km E of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.9959S, 141.9678WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 141.9678° East, -5.9959° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000d7x2. Event ids that are associated: us1000d7x2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 23:08:40 / March 15, 2018 @ 11:08 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:08:40 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiunga (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Kiunga (c. 11 500 pop).

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

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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. 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: 76 km E of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.9678° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.9959° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km E of Kiunga, 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 2018-03-15 23:08:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-26 21:57:19 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 246 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 8 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us1000d7x2 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d7x2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d7x2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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