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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Porgera in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.154S, 142.7353WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.7353° East, -6.154° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 22:14:05 / March 2, 2018 @ 10:14 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:14:05 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000d2ay. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d2ay. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 91 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data 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 142.7353° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.154° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km SW of Porgera, 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 2018-03-02 22:14:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-17 03:14:37 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 5.444 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us1000d2ay Id of event.
Event Code 1000d2ay An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d2ay, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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