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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.454S, 150.7154WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/10/16 / 2016-10-15 09:50:44 / October 15, 2016 @ 9:50 am. Unique identifier: us20007fn8. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007fn8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 96.86 km (60 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 150.7154 East, latitude -5.454 South, depth = 96.86 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:50:44 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).

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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 64 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 150.7154° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.454° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km E of Kimbe, 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 2016-10-15 09:50:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 06:37:14 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 1.912 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us20007fn8 Id of event.
Event Code 20007fn8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007fn8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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