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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Arawa in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.8745S, 154.8737WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008ubw. Event ids that are associated: us20008ubw. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 15:22:56 / March 18, 2017 @ 3:22 pm. Exact location, longitude 154.8737° East, latitude -5.8745° South, depth = 176.33 km. The temblor was reported at 02:22:56 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 176.33 km (110 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 82 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.8737° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8745° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 176.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km WNW of Arawa, 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 2017-03-18 15:22:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-03 14:41:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 3.175 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 194 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 us20008ubw Id of event.
Event Code 20008ubw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ubw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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