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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Arawa in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.7938S, 154.794WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 94 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (58 miles) on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us100087aw. Unique identifier: us100087aw. Exact location of event, depth 115.95 km, 154.794° East, -5.7938° South. The temblor was picked up at 11:44:16 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 00:44:16 / February 26, 2017 @ 12:44 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.95 km (72 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 94 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.794° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.7938° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 94km WNW of Arawa, 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 2017-02-26 00:44:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-22 03:39:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 3.066 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us100087aw Id of event.
Event Code 100087aw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087aw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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