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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 13 km N of Taron, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.3453S, 153.0108WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:19:07 / 8:19 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10007v87. Event ids that are associated: us10007v87. Exact location, longitude 153.0108° East, latitude -4.3453° South, depth = 35.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.44 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/17 / 2017-01-07 22:19:07 / January 7, 2017 @ 10:19 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km N of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.0108° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.3453° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km N 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 2017-01-07 22:19:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-04 04:25:49 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 0.858 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us10007v87 Id of event.
Event Code 10007v87 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007v87, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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