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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 69 km NE of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -3.6866S, 152.5157WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000dg9d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dg9d. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 11:50:53 / February 3, 2021 @ 11:50 am. Exact location of event, depth 482.01 km, 152.5157° East, -3.6866° South. The temblor was detected at 11:50:53 / 11:50 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 482.01 km (300 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 69 km NE of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.5157° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.6866° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 482.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69 km NE of Rabaul, 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 2021-02-03 11:50:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-26 12:49:19 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 0.612 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us6000dg9d Id of event.
Event Code 6000dg9d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dg9d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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