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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Taron in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.1767S, 153.1354WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/03/18 / 2018-03-10 13:27:32 / March 10, 2018 @ 1:27 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 153.1354° East, -4.1767° South, depth 56.83 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:27:32 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000d2re. Event ids that are associated: us1000d2re. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.83 km (35 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km NNE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.1354° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.1767° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km NNE 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 2018-03-10 13:27:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-10 13:44:26 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 369 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 0.969 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us1000d2re Id of event.
Event Code 1000d2re An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d2re, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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