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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Lae in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.9799S, 146.7299WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:32:03 / 1:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 64.75 km, 146.7299° East, -5.9799° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/06/18 / 2018-06-15 03:32:03 / June 15, 2018 @ 3:32 am. Unique identifier: us1000eryq. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000eryq. The epicenter was at a depth of 64.75 km (40 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Lae. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 86 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.7299° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.9799° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km NNW of Lae, 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 2018-06-15 03:32:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-15 03:51:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 369 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 5.696 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us1000eryq Id of event.
Event Code 1000eryq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000eryq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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