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

Earthquake location -4.8002S, 152.2756WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 167.03 km (104 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 01:35:31 / February 15, 2020 @ 1:35 am. The temblor was detected at 11:35:31 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 167.03 km, 152.2756° East, -4.8002° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70007u65. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007u65.

Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

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

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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: 49 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.2756° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.8002° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 167.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km S of Kokopo, 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 2020-02-15 01:35:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-21 23:26:32 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 0.615 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 207 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 us70007u65 Id of event.
Event Code 70007u65 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007u65, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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