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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Lae in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.5119S, 146.7949WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005fvw. Unique identifier: us70005fvw. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.7949 East, latitude -6.5119 South, depth = 93.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93.8 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:58:21 / 12:58 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/19 / 2019-09-06 14:58:21 / September 6, 2019 @ 2:58 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (20 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop). Close 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 Bulolo, Lae.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km NW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.7949° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.5119° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km NW 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 2019-09-06 14:58:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-30 11:31:12 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 259 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 2.896 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us70005fvw Id of event.
Event Code 70005fvw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005fvw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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