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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Vanimo in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -2.5955S, 141.0145WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 141.0145° East, latitude -2.5955° South, depth = 38.13 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:28:35 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.13 km (24 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 15:28:35 / September 17, 2016 @ 3:28 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qfl. Id of event: us10006qfl.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Abepura, Jayapura, Vanimo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 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: 33 km WNW of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.0145° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.5955° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km WNW of Vanimo, 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 2016-09-17 15:28:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-17 15:55:16 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 8.761 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us10006qfl Id of event.
Event Code 10006qfl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qfl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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