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



Earthquake location -3.9119S, 151.1891WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 113 km WNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea (70 miles). Exact location of event, depth 34.88 km, 151.1891° East, -3.9119° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.88 km (22 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: us10006kiy. Id of event: us10006kiy. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 21:15:56 / September 2, 2016 @ 9:15 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:15:56 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 113 km WNW 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 151.1891° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.9119° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 113km WNW 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 2016-09-02 21:15:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 00:02:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.922 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10006kiy Id of event.
Event Code 10006kiy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006kiy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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