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

Earthquake location -2.6055S, 141.4094WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:52:19 / 4:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.4094 East, latitude -2.6055 South, depth = 14.3 km. Event id: us7000c82t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c82t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.3 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/10/20 / 2020-10-27 16:52:19 / October 27, 2020 @ 4:52 pm.

The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Abepura, Jayapura, Vanimo (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km NE of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.4094° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.6055° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14 km NE of Vanimo, 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 2020-10-27 16:52:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-03 15:52:52 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 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 0.71 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us7000c82t Id of event.
Event Code 7000c82t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c82t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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