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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.2812S, 145.8343WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/21 / 2021-03-14 21:52:37 / March 14, 2021 @ 9:52 pm. The temblor was reported at 21:52:37 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.8343 East, latitude -6.2812 South, depth = 114.82 km. Event id: us7000djcw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000djcw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.82 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Kainantu. Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 3 km WNW of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.8343° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2812° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km WNW 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 2021-03-14 21:52:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-14 22:04:05 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 340 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 4.478 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us7000djcw Id of event.
Event Code 7000djcw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000djcw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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