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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 80 km NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.8184S, 145.1994WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 16:56:15 / January 12, 2019 @ 4:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 130.14 km (81 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:56:15 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 145.1994° East, latitude -4.8184° South, depth = 130.14 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j9s8. Unique identifier: us2000j9s8.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 80 km NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.1994° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.8184° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 130.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km 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 2019-01-12 16:56:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-10 16:24:18 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 3.503 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us2000j9s8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000j9s8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j9s8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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