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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.1158S, 146.1302WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, depth 101.08 km, 146.1302° East, -6.1158° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 101.08 km (63 miles). Unique identifier: us7000ccis. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ccis. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 04/11/20 / 2020-11-04 12:58:47 / November 4, 2020 @ 12:58 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:58:47 / 12:58 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Goroka, Kainantu. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 34 km ENE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.1302° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1158° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34 km ENE of Kainantu, 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 2020-11-04 12:58:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-29 14:09:18 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 259 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 3.423 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us7000ccis Id of event.
Event Code 7000ccis An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ccis, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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