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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 43 km SE of Wau, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -7.5705S, 147.0363WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Wau in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.0363 East, latitude -7.5705 South, depth = 49.09 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:50:06 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/17 / 2017-01-14 08:50:06 / January 14, 2017 @ 8:50 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.09 km (31 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 id: us10007w7g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007w7g.

The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bulolo, Wau (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km SE of Wau, 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 147.0363° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.5705° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km SE of Wau, 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 2017-01-14 08:50:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-04 13:17:56 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 1.826 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 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 us10007w7g Id of event.
Event Code 10007w7g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007w7g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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