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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake strikes near Lae in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.2186S, 146.5971WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (mg/mb) has striked on Sunday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 17:00:18 / 5:00 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 109.63 km (68 miles). Global time of event 22/03/15 / 2015-03-22 07:00:18 / March 22, 2015 @ 7:00 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 146.5971 East, latitude -6.2186 South, depth 109.63 km, unique identifier, us10001pja.

Close countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Lae.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.5971° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2186° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km NW 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 2015-03-22 07:00:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-03-22 07:39:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 3.214 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us10001pja Id of event.
Event Code 10001pja An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10001pja, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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