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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Madang in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.7059S, 145.1116WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 95 km NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea (59 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000j5ne. Event ids that are associated: us2000j5ne. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 166.31 km (103 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:39:15 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/18 / 2018-12-31 18:39:15 / December 31, 2018 @ 6:39 pm. Exact location of event, depth 166.31 km, 145.1116° East, -4.7059° South.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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: 95 km NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.1116° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.7059° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 166.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 95km NW 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 2018-12-31 18:39:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-25 00:31:38 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 271 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 4.907 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 220 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 us2000j5ne Id of event.
Event Code 2000j5ne An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j5ne, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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