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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Madang in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.3145S, 146.2698WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 146.2698° East, latitude -5.3145° South, depth = 154.93 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 154.93 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/18 / 2018-05-09 17:38:27 / May 9, 2018 @ 5:38 pm. Event id: us1000e5hb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e5hb. The temblor was picked up at 03:38:27 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km E of Madang, 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 146.2698° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.3145° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 154.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km E of Madang, 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 2018-05-09 17:38:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-29 22:44:41 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 3.428 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 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 us1000e5hb Id of event.
Event Code 1000e5hb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e5hb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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