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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Madang in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.4248S, 146.4745WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.4745 East, latitude -5.4248 South, depth = 75.98 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007q4s. Id of event: us70007q4s. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 75.98 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 06:31:13 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 20:31:13 / February 7, 2020 @ 8:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang. Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 78 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.4745° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.4248° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km ESE 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 2020-02-07 20:31:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-07 19:23:32 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 3.475 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us70007q4s Id of event.
Event Code 70007q4s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007q4s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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