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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3583S, 146.2323WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 18:33:09 / October 17, 2019 @ 6:33 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104.57 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 104.57 km, 146.2323° East, -6.3583° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:33:09 / 4:33 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000628s. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000628s.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae, Kainantu. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km E of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.2323° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3583° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km E 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 2019-10-17 18:33:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-24 21:02:23 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 3.163 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us6000628s Id of event.
Event Code 6000628s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000628s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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