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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.6623S, 148.8481WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 98 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (61 miles). Exact location, longitude 148.8481° East, latitude -5.6623° South, depth = 140.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:37:31 / 6:37 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 06:37:31 / January 16, 2021 @ 6:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 140.61 km (87 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0lh. Id of event: us7000d0lh.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 98 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 148.8481° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.6623° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 98 km NW of Kandrian, 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 2021-01-16 06:37:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-16 07:32:27 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 3.612 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us7000d0lh Id of event.
Event Code 7000d0lh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d0lh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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