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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.2774S, 153.5793WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 178 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (111 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/05/24 / 2024-05-10 20:46:32 / May 10, 2024 @ 8:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000mz02. Unique identifier: us6000mz02. The temblor was detected at 20:46:32 / 8:46 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.668 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.5793 East, latitude -5.2774 South, depth = 47.668 km.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 178 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.5793° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.2774° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.668 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 178 km SE of Kokopo, 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 2024-05-10 20:46:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-05 19:02:42 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 73 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 7.572 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us6000mz02 Id of event.
Event Code 6000mz02 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000mz02, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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