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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.1086S, 147.6482WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 59 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (37 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 147.6482 East, latitude -6.1086 South, depth = 66.05 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 66.05 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008hft. Unique identifier: us70008hft. 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: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 13:21:10 / March 24, 2020 @ 1:21 pm. The temblor was reported at 23:21:10 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 59 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.6482° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1086° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km NNW of Finschhafen, 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 2020-03-24 13:21:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-31 13:16:26 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 3.31 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 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 us70008hft Id of event.
Event Code 70008hft An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008hft, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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