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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Madang in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.586S, 146.4806WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.4806 East, latitude -5.586 South, depth = 67.07 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.07 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d1wr. Id of event: us7000d1wr. The temblor was detected at 02:56:22 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 02:56:22 / January 21, 2021 @ 2:56 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.4806° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.586° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86 km ESE of Madang, 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 2021-01-21 02:56:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-21 03:18:20 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 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 3.628 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 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 us7000d1wr Id of event.
Event Code 7000d1wr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d1wr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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