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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.8414S, 146.4125WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 78 kilometers (48 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). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60.78 km (38 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:48:38 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70007q4h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007q4h. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 17:48:38 / February 7, 2020 @ 5:48 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 146.4125 East, latitude -5.8414 South, depth = 60.78 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang, Kainantu.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 78 km NE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.4125° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8414° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km NE 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 2020-02-07 17:48:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-07 17:46:55 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 3.616 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us70007q4h Id of event.
Event Code 70007q4h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007q4h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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