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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Taron in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.47S, 152.7642WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 02:10:22 / February 26, 2020 @ 2:10 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 152.7642° East, latitude -4.47° South, depth = 84.37 km. The temblor was reported at 12:10:22 / 12:10 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us600089ht. Ids that are associated to the event: us600089ht. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 84.37 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo. Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 29 km W of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.7642° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.47° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 84.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km W 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 2020-02-26 02:10:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-18 01:58:27 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 312 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 0.659 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 us600089ht Id of event.
Event Code 600089ht An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600089ht, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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