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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3257S, 147.851WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 25 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000dd0n. Event ids that are associated: us6000dd0n. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:08:07 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 17:08:07 / January 23, 2021 @ 5:08 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.46 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 147.851° East, -6.3257° South, depth 61.46 km.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 25 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.851° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3257° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25 km N of Finschhafen, 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 2021-01-23 17:08:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-20 22:20:32 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 312 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 3.134 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us6000dd0n Id of event.
Event Code 6000dd0n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dd0n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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