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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.9224S, 146.1458WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.36 km (57 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 21:40:16 / May 12, 2017 @ 9:40 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008s19. Id of event: us10008s19. The temblor was detected at 21:40:16 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 146.1458 East, latitude -4.9224 South, depth = 91.36 km.

Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.1458° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.9224° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 91.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place eastern New Guinea region, 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 2017-05-12 21:40:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-12 22:23:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 4.565 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 271 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 us10008s19 Id of event.
Event Code 10008s19 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008s19, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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