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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.2318S, 151.7804WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 196 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (122 miles) on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 21:13:21 / April 15, 2020 @ 9:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.83 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 8.83 km, 151.7804° East, -6.2318° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us700091t6. Ids that are associated to the event: us700091t6. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:13:21 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 196 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.7804° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2318° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 196km ESE of Kimbe, 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 2020-04-15 21:13:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-29 00:14:51 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 340 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 2.062 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 195 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 us700091t6 Id of event.
Event Code 700091t6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700091t6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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