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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 28 km SW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3942S, 149.3644WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 km SW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (17 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 149.3644° East, -6.3942° South, depth 44.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:22:00 / 12:22 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 14:22:00 / October 24, 2015 @ 2:22 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10003r6i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003r6i. The epicenter was at a depth of 44.42 km (28 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km SW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.3644° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3942° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SW 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 2015-10-24 14:22:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-24 21:19:27 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 3.543 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us10003r6i Id of event.
Event Code 10003r6i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003r6i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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