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

Earthquake location -2.9835S, 142.091WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Aitape in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/07/20 / 2020-07-14 22:49:19 / July 14, 2020 @ 10:49 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:49:19 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.091° East, -2.9835° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000anpl. Id of event: us7000anpl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vanimo, Vanimo, Aitape (min 5000 pop).

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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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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: 33 km WNW of Aitape, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.091° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.9835° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33 km WNW of Aitape, 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 2020-07-14 22:49:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-14 23:10:18 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 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 5.352 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us7000anpl Id of event.
Event Code 7000anpl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000anpl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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