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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 60 km WNW of Madang, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.9341S, 145.3318WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000iz4c. Unique identifier: us2000iz4c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:51:02 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/12/18 / 2018-12-30 06:51:02 / December 30, 2018 @ 6:51 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.3318 East, latitude -4.9341 South, depth = 161.15 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 161.15 km (100 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).

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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 60 km WNW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.3318° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.9341° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 161.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km WNW 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 2018-12-30 06:51:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-30 08:24:04 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 3.517 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us2000iz4c Id of event.
Event Code 2000iz4c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iz4c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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