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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Taron in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.6046S, 153.6377WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 68 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (42 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 133.18 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:10:31 / 10:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 153.6377° East, -4.6046° South, depth 133.18 km. Global time and date of event 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 00:10:31 / January 9, 2016 @ 12:10 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10004ei8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ei8.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 68 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.6377° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.6046° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 133.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km ESE 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 2016-01-09 00:10:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-06 22:28:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 312 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 1.526 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us10004ei8 Id of event.
Event Code 10004ei8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ei8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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