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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 100 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.3506S, 153.2565WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 100 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (62 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004utq. Unique identifier: us20004utq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 19:22:01 / January 26, 2016 @ 7:22 pm. Exact location, longitude 153.2565° East, latitude -5.3506° South, depth = 39.76 km. The temblor was reported at 05:22:01 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.76 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 100 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.2565° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.3506° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 100km SSE of Taron, 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 2016-01-26 19:22:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-27 16:11:28 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 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 1.585 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us20004utq Id of event.
Event Code 20004utq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004utq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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