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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Porgera in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.2311S, 142.7748WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200063kq. Id of event: us200063kq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 142.7748 East, latitude -5.2311 South, depth = 70.42 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 70.42 km (44 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:48:10 / 7:48 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/06/16 / 2016-06-06 21:48:10 / June 6, 2016 @ 9:48 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km WNW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.7748° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.2311° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km WNW of Porgera, 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 2016-06-06 21:48:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-16 01:28:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 6.008 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us200063kq Id of event.
Event Code 200063kq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200063kq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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