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



Earthquake location -5.4317S, 153.4076WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 114 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (71 miles) on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us10008wup. Event ids that are associated: us10008wup. The temblor was detected at 14:54:51 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.12 km (57 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 153.4076 East, latitude -5.4317 South, depth = 91.12 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/05/17 / 2017-05-25 04:54:51 / May 25, 2017 @ 4:54 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 114 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 153.4076° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.4317° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 91.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 114km 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 2017-05-25 04:54:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-20 02:19:24 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 19.95 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 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 us10008wup Id of event.
Event Code 10008wup An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wup, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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