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

Earthquake location -5.4544S, 153.5927WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 125 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (78 miles). Exact location of event, depth 58.24 km, 153.5927° East, -5.4544° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.24 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20008ih5. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008ih5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/17 / 2017-01-24 18:23:50 / January 24, 2017 @ 6:23 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:23:50 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 125 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.5927° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.4544° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 125km 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 2017-01-24 18:23:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-17 19:16:30 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 1.898 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us20008ih5 Id of event.
Event Code 20008ih5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ih5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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