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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 149 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.8186S, 153.0748WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 149 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (93 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 58.86 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 11:30:49 / July 8, 2017 @ 11:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 153.0748 East, latitude -5.8186 South, depth = 58.86 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:30:49 / 9:30 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10009854. Ids that are associated to the event: us10009854.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 149 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information 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 153.0748° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8186° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 149km S 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 2017-07-08 11:30:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-08 11:48:36 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 6.86 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us10009854 Id of event.
Event Code 10009854 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10009854, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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