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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.8666S, 145.9195WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us700037ul. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700037ul. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 145.9195° East, latitude -5.8666° South, depth = 109.91 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.91 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 10/04/19 / 2019-04-10 14:01:17 / April 10, 2019 @ 2:01 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:01:17 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang, Goroka, Kainantu. The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 47 km N of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.9195° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8666° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km N 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 2019-04-10 14:01:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-08 06:43:05 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 3.723 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us700037ul Id of event.
Event Code 700037ul An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700037ul, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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