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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Lae in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.4435S, 146.952WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/09/19 / 2019-09-28 20:01:29 / September 28, 2019 @ 8:01 pm. The temblor was picked up at 06:01:29 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.78 km (64 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005n7n. Unique identifier: us70005n7n. Exact location of event, depth 102.78 km, 146.952° East, -6.4435° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wau, Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop).

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 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 31 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.952° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.4435° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km N of Lae, 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 2019-09-28 20:01:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-28 20:15:47 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 369 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 2.949 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us70005n7n Id of event.
Event Code 70005n7n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005n7n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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