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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.1889S, 150.6902WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 150.6902° East, -5.1889° South, depth 176.9 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/09/19 / 2019-09-11 19:19:53 / September 11, 2019 @ 7:19 pm. Unique identifier: us60005l0y. Ids that are associated to the event: us60005l0y. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:19:53 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 176.9 km (110 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).

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 fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 72 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 150.6902° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.1889° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 176.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km ENE of Kimbe, 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 2019-09-11 19:19:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-19 17:32:58 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 1.771 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 us60005l0y Id of event.
Event Code 60005l0y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60005l0y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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