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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 91 km WNW of Tari, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.5222S, 142.1833WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Tari in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000c835. Unique identifier: us7000c835. 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 49.71 km (31 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/10/20 / 2020-10-27 22:56:13 / October 27, 2020 @ 10:56 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.1833 East, latitude -5.5222 South, depth = 49.71 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:56:13 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 91 km WNW of Tari, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.1833° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.5222° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91 km WNW 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 2020-10-27 22:56:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-04 02:56:28 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 3.332 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us7000c835 Id of event.
Event Code 7000c835 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c835, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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