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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 37 km NE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.066S, 146.1167WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 08:13:42 / December 27, 2018 @ 8:13 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.18 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 146.1167° East, -6.066° South, depth 44.18 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:13:42 / 6:13 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000iy06. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iy06.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Kainantu. Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 37 km NE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.1167° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.066° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NE 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 2018-12-27 08:13:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-27 08:35:42 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 3.474 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us2000iy06 Id of event.
Event Code 2000iy06 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iy06, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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