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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Taron in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.3194S, 153.0163WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.6 km (25 miles). Unique identifier: us70007rmp. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007rmp. The temblor was picked up at 13:54:32 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 39.6 km, 153.0163° East, -4.3194° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 03:54:32 / February 17, 2020 @ 3:54 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km N of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.0163° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.3194° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km N 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 2020-02-17 03:54:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-17 04:19:44 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 354 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 0.859 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us70007rmp Id of event.
Event Code 70007rmp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007rmp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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