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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Madang in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.5693S, 145.8419WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 16/05/18 / 2018-05-16 16:22:14 / May 16, 2018 @ 4:22 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 145.8419 East, latitude -5.5693 South, depth = 51.41 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:22:14 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000e6gh. Event ids that are associated: us1000e6gh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.41 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kainantu, Goroka, Madang (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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: 38 km S of Madang, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.8419° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.5693° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km S of Madang, 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 2018-05-16 16:22:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-16 22:09:43 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 312 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 3.818 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us1000e6gh Id of event.
Event Code 1000e6gh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e6gh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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