Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today


Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Lae in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.8835S, 146.769WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 95 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea (59 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004z3w. Id of event: us20004z3w. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 70.71 km (44 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:35:03 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 21:35:03 / February 9, 2016 @ 9:35 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 146.769 East, latitude -5.8835 South, depth = 70.71 km.

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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

Did you feel the quake?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 95 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.

Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.



More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.769° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8835° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 95km NNW of Lae, 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 2016-02-09 21:35:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-10 03:15:53 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 3.519 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us20004z3w Id of event.
Event Code 20004z3w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004z3w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply