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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.9284S, 145.8628WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 11:28:19 / 11:28 am (local time epicenter). 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 115.01 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000dv4h. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dv4h. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.8628 East, latitude -5.9284 South, depth = 115.01 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/05/18 / 2018-05-01 01:28:19 / May 1, 2018 @ 1:28 am UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kundiawa, Madang, Goroka (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km N of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.8628° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.9284° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km N of Kainantu, 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 2018-05-01 01:28:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-01 01:44:52 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 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 4.14 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us1000dv4h Id of event.
Event Code 1000dv4h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dv4h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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