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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Taron in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.3193S, 153.5111WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 108 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (67 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009br2. Id of event: us70009br2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 03:02:39 / May 2, 2020 @ 3:02 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.44 km (41 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:02:39 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 153.5111 East, latitude -5.3193 South, depth = 66.44 km.

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 five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 108 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.5111° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.3193° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 108km SSE 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 2020-05-02 03:02:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-07 21:08:31 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 1.749 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us70009br2 Id of event.
Event Code 70009br2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009br2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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