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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Porgera in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.8574S, 142.5008WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.5008 East, latitude -5.8574 South, depth = 43.67 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:26:14 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.67 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000el8m. Event ids that are associated: us1000el8m. Global time and date of event 08/06/18 / 2018-06-08 13:26:14 / June 8, 2018 @ 1:26 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.5008° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8574° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km WSW 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 2018-06-08 13:26:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-17 13:47:21 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 326 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 6.157 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us1000el8m Id of event.
Event Code 1000el8m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000el8m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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