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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Rabaul in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.2878S, 151.9484WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Event id: us70008d2m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008d2m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 18:39:36 / March 20, 2020 @ 6:39 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.37 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 151.9484° East, -4.2878° South, depth 11.37 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:39:36 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km WSW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.9484° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.2878° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km WSW of Rabaul, 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 2020-03-20 18:39:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-20 21:11:50 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 0.235 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 57 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 us70008d2m Id of event.
Event Code 70008d2m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008d2m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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