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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 184 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -3.301S, 146.2055WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 184 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (114 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.2055 East, latitude -3.301 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 05:34:08 / January 23, 2016 @ 5:34 am. Event id: us20004va4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004va4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:34:08 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 184 km SW of Lorengau, 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 146.2055° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.301° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 184km SW of Lorengau, 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 2016-01-23 05:34:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 06:47:35 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 1.704 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us20004va4 Id of event.
Event Code 20004va4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004va4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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