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

Earthquake location -5.1685S, 153.13WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 78 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (48 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 27.92 km, 153.13° East, -5.1685° South. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:29:21 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003qy5. Unique identifier: us10003qy5. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 09:29:21 / October 18, 2015 @ 9:29 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.92 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 78 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.13° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.1685° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km S of Taron, 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 2015-10-18 09:29:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-31 06:23:45 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 1.367 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us10003qy5 Id of event.
Event Code 10003qy5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003qy5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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