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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 29 km ENE of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -7.1244S, 146.9055WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Bulolo in Papua New Guinea. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:30:35 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 09:30:35 / February 23, 2020 @ 9:30 am. Event id: us70007v4d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007v4d. Exact location of event, longitude 146.9055 East, latitude -7.1244 South, depth = 76.85 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 76.85 km (48 miles).

Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae, Wau, Bulolo (min 5000 pop).

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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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: 29 km ENE of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.9055° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.1244° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km ENE of Bulolo, 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 2020-02-23 09:30:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-23 09:59:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 355 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 2.279 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us70007v4d Id of event.
Event Code 70007v4d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007v4d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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