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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.8212S, 151.5051WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 153 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (95 miles) on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 06:12:54 / September 17, 2015 @ 6:12 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.73 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 151.5051° East, latitude -5.8212° South, depth = 16.73 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003j4q. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003j4q. The temblor was picked up at 16:12:54 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 153 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.5051° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8212° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 153km ESE of Kimbe, 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 2015-09-17 06:12:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-10 07:04:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 298 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 1.747 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us10003j4q Id of event.
Event Code 10003j4q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003j4q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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