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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Kundiawa in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.0418S, 145.0013WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Kundiawa in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 145.0013 East, latitude -6.0418 South, depth = 105.83 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/19 / 2019-02-12 10:32:40 / February 12, 2019 @ 10:32 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:32:40 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105.83 km (66 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jgl0. Id of event: us2000jgl0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kainantu, Mount Hagen, Goroka.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km SE of Kundiawa, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.0013° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.0418° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SE of Kundiawa, 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 2019-02-12 10:32:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-13 07:05:21 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 340 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 4.619 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us2000jgl0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jgl0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jgl0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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