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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Wau in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -7.3241S, 146.7653WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Wau in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.7653 East, latitude -7.3241 South, depth = 136.59 km. Id of earthquake: us10002wuv. Event ids that are associated: us10002wuv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136.59 km (85 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:52:08 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/15 / 2015-07-12 11:52:08 / July 12, 2015 @ 11:52 am.

Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae, Bulolo, Wau.

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km ENE of Wau, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.7653° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.3241° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 136.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ENE of Wau, 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 2015-07-12 11:52:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-03 08:18:17 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 284 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 2.103 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us10002wuv Id of event.
Event Code 10002wuv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002wuv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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