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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Vanimo in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -3.1399S, 141.6115WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Event id: us10003jxw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jxw. Exact location of event, longitude 141.6115 East, latitude -3.1399 South, depth = 55.32 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 01:37:13 / October 3, 2015 @ 1:37 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 55.32 km (34 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:37:13 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aitape, Vanimo, Vanimo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 61 km SSE of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. This data 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 141.6115° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.1399° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km SSE of Vanimo, 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 2015-10-03 01:37:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-03 02:29:16 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 8.314 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us10003jxw Id of event.
Event Code 10003jxw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jxw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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