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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Tari in Papua New Guinea


Earthquake location -6.3193S, 142.8132WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Tari in Papua New Guinea. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:06:30 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 142.8132 East, latitude -6.3193 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000ajr4. Event ids that are associated: us7000ajr4. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/07/20 / 2020-07-07 21:06:30 / July 7, 2020 @ 9:06 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 48 km SSW of Tari, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.8132° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3193° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48 km SSW of Tari, 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 2020-07-07 21:06:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-07 22:13:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 326 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 5.285 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us7000ajr4 Id of event.
Event Code 7000ajr4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ajr4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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