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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.7908S, 151.8138WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 166 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (103 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.8138 East, latitude -5.7908 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 00:30:03 / March 30, 2018 @ 12:30 am. The temblor was reported at 10:30:03 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dviw. Id of event: us2000dviw.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 nineteen, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 166 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.8138° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.7908° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 166km SSW of Kokopo, 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 2018-03-30 00:30:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-07 23:26:46 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 271 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 1.626 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 207 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 us2000dviw Id of event.
Event Code 2000dviw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dviw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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