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



Earthquake location -4.047S, 152.6664WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Namatanai in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 00:01:57 / January 26, 2016 @ 12:01 am. Id of earthquake: us20004vkf. Event ids that are associated: us20004vkf. Exact location, longitude 152.6664° East, latitude -4.047° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:01:57 / 10:01 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-one 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 49 km SSE of Namatanai, 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 152.6664° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.047° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SSE of Namatanai, 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 2016-01-26 00:01:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-13 22:44:42 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 0.521 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 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 us20004vkf Id of event.
Event Code 20004vkf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vkf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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