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



Earthquake location -5.5552S, 148.0696WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 117 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (73 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:02:56 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/05/17 / 2017-05-03 02:02:56 / May 3, 2017 @ 2:02 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 148.0696 East, latitude -5.5552 South, depth = 189.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008qw4. Id of event: us10008qw4. The epicenter was at a depth of 189.55 km (118 miles).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 117 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 148.0696° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.5552° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 189.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 117km N of Finschhafen, 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 2017-05-03 02:02:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-16 22:35:37 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 3.929 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us10008qw4 Id of event.
Event Code 10008qw4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008qw4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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