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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.4657S, 147.5756WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.645 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.5756 East, latitude -6.4657 South, depth = 52.645 km. The temblor was reported at 23:41:45 / 11:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/07/24 / 2024-07-02 23:41:45 / July 2, 2024 @ 11:41 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000n9xp. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000n9xp.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km WNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.5756° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.4657° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.645 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31 km WNW of Finschhafen, 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 2024-07-02 23:41:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-07-03 02:44:51 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.949 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 230 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 us6000n9xp Id of event.
Event Code 6000n9xp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000n9xp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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