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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Kiunga in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.3268S, 141.5382WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 02:12:29 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/11/20 / 2020-11-15 02:12:29 / November 15, 2020 @ 2:12 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 123.59 km (77 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.5382° East, -5.3268° South, depth 123.59 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cf4m. Unique identifier: us7000cf4m.

Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Kiunga (c. 11 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiunga (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 three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 92 km NNE of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5382° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.3268° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 92 km NNE of Kiunga, 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 2020-11-15 02:12:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-15 02:31:57 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 6.891 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us7000cf4m Id of event.
Event Code 7000cf4m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cf4m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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