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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Bulolo in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -7.2314S, 146.1386WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Bulolo in Papua New Guinea on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70009mjf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009mjf. Exact location, longitude 146.1386° East, latitude -7.2314° South, depth = 171.91 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:35:24 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 171.91 km (107 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 17:35:24 / May 14, 2020 @ 5:35 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kerema (c. 5 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kerema, Wau, Bulolo (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 56 km W of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.1386° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.2314° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 171.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km W 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 2020-05-14 17:35:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-22 17:33:10 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 2.384 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us70009mjf Id of event.
Event Code 70009mjf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009mjf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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