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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.8267S, 149.5974WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, depth 88.15 km, 149.5974° East, -5.8267° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 17:43:27 / February 29, 2016 @ 5:43 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004tln. Id of event: us10004tln. The temblor was picked up at 03:43:27 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.15 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe. The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. 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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km N of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.5974° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8267° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km N 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 2016-02-29 17:43:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-29 18:54:13 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 3.029 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 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 us10004tln Id of event.
Event Code 10004tln An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004tln, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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