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


Earthquake location -5.9234S, 147.2592WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.01 km (52 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:13:09 / 8:13 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 20:13:09 / July 29, 2020 @ 8:13 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b98j. Id of event: us6000b98j. Exact location of event, depth 83.01 km, 147.2592° East, -5.9234° South.

Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 93 km NNE of Lae, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.2592° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.9234° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 93 km NNE of Lae, 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 2020-07-29 20:13:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-06 16:51:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 3.46 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us6000b98j Id of event.
Event Code 6000b98j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b98j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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