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

Earthquake location -7.3229S, 145.3818WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Kerema in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 145.3818° East, -7.3229° South, depth 52.73 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/09/19 / 2019-09-21 14:54:54 / September 21, 2019 @ 2:54 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70005mks. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005mks. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.73 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 00:54:54 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Kerema (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kerema (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 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: 83 km NNW of Kerema, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.3818° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.3229° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km NNW of Kerema, 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 2019-09-21 14:54:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-21 14:06:31 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 2.715 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us70005mks Id of event.
Event Code 70005mks An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005mks, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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