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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Panguna in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.342S, 154.1508WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 182 km NW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (113 miles) on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 02/03/21 / 2021-03-02 16:27:32 / March 2, 2021 @ 4:27 pm UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:27:32 / 4:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000dg2d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dg2d. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 397.86 km (247 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 154.1508 East, latitude -5.342 South, depth = 397.86 km.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 182 km NW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.1508° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.342° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 397.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 182 km NW of Panguna, 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 2021-03-02 16:27:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-09 14:56:40 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 246 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 2.286 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us7000dg2d Id of event.
Event Code 7000dg2d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dg2d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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