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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Panguna in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -7.0243S, 155.3083WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was picked up at 23:25:47 / 11:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/20 / 2020-11-13 23:25:47 / November 13, 2020 @ 11:25 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 115.15 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000cg7e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cg7e. Exact location, longitude 155.3083° East, latitude -7.0243° South, depth = 115.15 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 80 km SSW of Panguna, 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 155.3083° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.0243° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80 km SSW of Panguna, 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 2020-11-13 23:25:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-28 22:57:31 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 4.208 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 78 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 us7000cg7e Id of event.
Event Code 7000cg7e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cg7e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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