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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Taron in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.8439S, 154.3339WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 150 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (93 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009l4a. Unique identifier: us20009l4a. The temblor was reported at 01:04:39 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.06 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/17 / 2017-05-31 15:04:39 / May 31, 2017 @ 3:04 pm. Exact location, longitude 154.3339° East, latitude -4.8439° South, depth = 101.06 km. 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 150 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.3339° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.8439° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 150km ESE of Taron, 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 2017-05-31 15:04:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-08 03:12:47 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 2.258 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us20009l4a Id of event.
Event Code 20009l4a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009l4a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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