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



Earthquake location -4.3134S, 151.668WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.668 East, latitude -4.3134 South, depth = 144.01 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:25:57 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/05/16 / 2016-05-10 00:25:57 / May 10, 2016 @ 12:25 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 144.01 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005i8i. Id of event: us10005i8i.

Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 57 km WSW of Rabaul, 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 151.668° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.3134° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 144.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km WSW of Rabaul, 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 2016-05-10 00:25:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-22 03:08:03 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 0.357 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us10005i8i Id of event.
Event Code 10005i8i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005i8i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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