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



Earthquake location -6.2051S, 150.0761WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bu5. Id of event: us10004bu5. The temblor was reported at 07:17:11 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude 150.0761° East, latitude -6.2051° South, depth = 35 km. 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: 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 21:17:11 / December 30, 2015 @ 9:17 pm.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 58 km E of Kandrian, 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 150.0761° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2051° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km E of Kandrian, 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 2015-12-30 21:17:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-27 23:11:59 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 2.885 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us10004bu5 Id of event.
Event Code 10004bu5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004bu5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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