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Light earthquake 4 mag, 73 km NW of Lae, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.2197S, 146.5554WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.5554 East, latitude -6.2197 South, depth = 99.13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:30:38 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006lrx. Id of event: us60006lrx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.13 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/12/19 / 2019-12-03 21:30:38 / December 3, 2019 @ 9:30 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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. 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: 73 km NW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.5554° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2197° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km 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 2019-12-03 21:30:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-06 06:05:01 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 246 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 3.22 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us60006lrx Id of event.
Event Code 60006lrx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006lrx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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