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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 175 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.327S, 153.5142WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 175 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (109 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 18:27:56 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/10/20 / 2020-10-04 18:27:56 / October 4, 2020 @ 6:27 pm. Event id: us6000c6td. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6td. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 153.5142° East, -5.327° South, depth 70.1 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 70.1 km (44 miles).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 175 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.5142° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.327° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 175 km SE of Kokopo, 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 2020-10-04 18:27:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-17 19:57:24 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 1.756 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us6000c6td Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6td An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c6td, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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