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

Earthquake location -6.9855S, 147.4021WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/18 / 2018-02-08 09:00:46 / February 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am. Unique identifier: us2000cyr2. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cyr2. The temblor was reported at 19:00:46 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.42 km (37 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 147.4021 East, latitude -6.9855 South, depth = 59.42 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bulolo, Wau, Lae (min 5000 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 54 km ESE of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.4021° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.9855° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km ESE of Lae, 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 2018-02-08 09:00:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-08 09:23:30 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 2.415 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us2000cyr2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000cyr2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cyr2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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