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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Panguna in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.8935S, 155.4645WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Id of earthquake: us7000d3r0. Event ids that are associated: us7000d3r0. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 18:44:42 / January 19, 2021 @ 6:44 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 155.4645° East, -6.8935° South, depth 27.61 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:44:42 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.61 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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.

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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. 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: 63 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 155.4645° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.8935° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63 km S of Panguna, 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 2021-01-19 18:44:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-17 20:52:52 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 4.242 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us7000d3r0 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d3r0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d3r0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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