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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Taron in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.4356S, 152.7268WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Unique identifier: us20008hg2. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hg2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96.32 km (60 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:08:18 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 96.32 km, 152.7268° East, -4.4356° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 22:08:18 / January 21, 2017 @ 10:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km W of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.7268° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.4356° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km W 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 2017-01-21 22:08:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-16 04:16:03 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 271 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 0.611 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us20008hg2 Id of event.
Event Code 20008hg2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hg2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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