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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 12 km WSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.5129S, 152.9348WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:36:29 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 152.9348° East, -4.5129° South, depth 91.74 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/16 / 2016-10-22 22:36:29 / October 22, 2016 @ 10:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.74 km (57 miles). Unique identifier: us100072l3. Ids that are associated to the event: us100072l3.

Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo.

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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 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: 12 km WSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.9348° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.5129° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 91.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km WSW of Taron, 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 2016-10-22 22:36:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-19 01:24:44 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 326 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 0.832 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 208 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 us100072l3 Id of event.
Event Code 100072l3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100072l3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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