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



Earthquake location -6.3519S, 148.0322WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 33 km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (21 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000771x. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000771x. The temblor was picked up at 12:15:31 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/11/16 / 2016-11-12 02:15:31 / November 12, 2016 @ 2:15 am. Exact location of earthquake, 148.0322° East, -6.3519° South, depth 58.15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.15 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 148.0322° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3519° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NNE of Finschhafen, 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 2016-11-12 02:15:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-12 03:03:52 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 3.153 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us1000771x Id of event.
Event Code 1000771x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000771x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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