Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Madang in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.3059S, 145.5757WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.29 km (59 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 20:28:58 / August 17, 2018 @ 8:28 pm. The temblor was picked up at 06:28:58 / 6:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000gbwk. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gbwk. Exact location of event, longitude 145.5757 East, latitude -5.3059 South, depth = 95.29 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Madang.

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

Did you feel it?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 26 km WSW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.

Copyright © 2018 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.5757° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.3059° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km WSW 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 2018-08-17 20:28:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-17 21:41:41 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 326 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 3.7 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 us1000gbwk Id of event.
Event Code 1000gbwk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gbwk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply