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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Madang in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.3583S, 145.6641WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 80.67 km (50 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:46:58 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005e6v. Unique identifier: us20005e6v. Exact location of event, longitude 145.6641 East, latitude -5.3583 South, depth = 80.67 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 22:46:58 / April 2, 2016 @ 10:46 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 21 km (13 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Madang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 20 km SW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.6641° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.3583° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SW of Madang, 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 2016-04-02 22:46:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-03 00:37:53 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 3.705 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us20005e6v Id of event.
Event Code 20005e6v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005e6v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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