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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Taron in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.4631S, 153.6853WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 131 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (81 miles). Id of earthquake: us200082kh. Event ids that are associated: us200082kh. Exact location, longitude 153.6853° East, latitude -5.4631° South, depth = 44.87 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 44.87 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 13:31:51 / December 19, 2016 @ 1:31 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 23:31:51 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 131 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.6853° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.4631° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 131km SSE 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 2016-12-19 13:31:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-19 16:18:10 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 340 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 1.973 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us200082kh Id of event.
Event Code 200082kh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082kh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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