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

Earthquake location -6.0763S, 147.1994WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 19:04:38 / December 21, 2019 @ 7:04 pm. The temblor was detected at 05:04:38 / 5:04 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 58.77 km (37 miles). Exact location of event, depth 58.77 km, 147.1994° East, -6.0763° South. Id of earthquake: us70006pi1. Event ids that are associated: us70006pi1.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop).

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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 75 km NNE of Lae, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.1994° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.0763° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km NNE 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 2019-12-21 19:04:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-22 06:33:56 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 3.307 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us70006pi1 Id of event.
Event Code 70006pi1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006pi1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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