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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.1934S, 147.6221WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 16:36:30 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 147.6221° East, latitude -6.1934° South, depth = 64.27 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 06:36:30 / July 8, 2017 @ 6:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009w89. Unique identifier: us20009w89. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 64.27 km (40 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 52 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.6221° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1934° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km NNW of Finschhafen, 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 2017-07-08 06:36:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-26 12:01:21 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 3.223 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us20009w89 Id of event.
Event Code 20009w89 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009w89, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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