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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Taron in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.5219S, 153.6865WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 72 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 15:54:56 / January 24, 2016 @ 3:54 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004vgl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vgl. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.6865 East, latitude -4.5219 South, depth = 92.54 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:54:56 / 1:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.54 km (58 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days sixty-seven 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.6865° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.5219° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km E 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 2016-01-24 15:54:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-15 19:05:57 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 246 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 1.553 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 261 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 us20004vgl Id of event.
Event Code 20004vgl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vgl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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