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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Angoram in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.6135S, 143.6745WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Angoram in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 94.35 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 143.6745° East, -4.6135° South, depth 94.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/12/18 / 2018-12-21 13:29:58 / December 21, 2018 @ 1:29 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 23:29:58 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ivvb. Unique identifier: us2000ivvb.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wabag. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 74 km SW of Angoram, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.6745° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.6135° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km SW of Angoram, 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 2018-12-21 13:29:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-21 13:46:27 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 369 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 4.483 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us2000ivvb Id of event.
Event Code 2000ivvb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ivvb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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