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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 71 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.9701S, 152.4581WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:20:05 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.74 km (24 miles). Exact location, longitude 152.4581° East, latitude -4.9701° South, depth = 38.74 km. Global time and date of event 18/10/16 / 2016-10-18 16:20:05 / October 18, 2016 @ 4:20 pm UTC/GMT. 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: us20007gd7. Id of event: us20007gd7.

Close 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). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 71 km SSE of Kokopo, 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 152.4581° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.9701° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km SSE of Kokopo, 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 2016-10-18 16:20:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-02 16:06:47 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 0.827 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us20007gd7 Id of event.
Event Code 20007gd7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007gd7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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