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

Earthquake location -5.013S, 144.2114WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Wabag in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 94.92 km (59 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:12:35 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hd2i. Id of event: us1000hd2i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.2114 East, latitude -5.013 South, depth = 94.92 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/10/18 / 2018-10-16 21:12:35 / October 16, 2018 @ 9:12 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mount Hagen, Wabag. Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two, in the past 30 days two 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 quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km NE of Wabag, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.2114° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.013° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km NE of Wabag, 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 2018-10-16 21:12:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-16 22:03:43 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 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 4.314 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us1000hd2i Id of event.
Event Code 1000hd2i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hd2i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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