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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Lae in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.0528S, 146.6WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Unique identifier: us20003npa. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003npa. Exact location of event, depth 42.98 km, 146.6° East, -6.0528° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/15 / 2015-09-12 10:51:40 / September 12, 2015 @ 10:51 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.98 km (27 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:51:40 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae, Kainantu (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 85 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.6° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.0528° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km NNW 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 2015-09-12 10:51:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-07 10:43:50 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 5.841 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us20003npa Id of event.
Event Code 20003npa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003npa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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