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

Earthquake location -2.9971S, 150.6242WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Kavieng in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 150.6242 East, latitude -2.9971 South, depth = 34.7 km. Id of earthquake: us2000d6yd. Event ids that are associated: us2000d6yd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.7 km (22 miles). 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: 13/02/18 / 2018-02-13 23:33:42 / February 13, 2018 @ 11:33 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:33:42 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kavieng (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Kavieng (c. 14 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 50 km SSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 150.6242° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.9971° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km SSW of Kavieng, 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 2018-02-13 23:33:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-02 00:41:42 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 1.941 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us2000d6yd Id of event.
Event Code 2000d6yd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d6yd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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