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



Earthquake location -6.7002S, 154.979WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92.45 km (57 miles). The temblor was picked up at 09:34:07 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20006vez. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006vez. Exact location of event, longitude 154.979 East, latitude -6.7002 South, depth = 92.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/16 / 2016-08-26 23:34:07 / August 26, 2016 @ 11:34 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 70 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.979° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.7002° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km SW of Panguna, 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 2016-08-26 23:34:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-12 05:38:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 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 3.75 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us20006vez Id of event.
Event Code 20006vez An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006vez, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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