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



Earthquake location -5.0387S, 153.1567WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 64 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (40 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20009xzk. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009xzk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 05:13:52 / July 13, 2017 @ 5:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 153.1567 East, latitude -5.0387 South, depth = 35 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:13:52 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km SSE of Taron, 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 153.1567° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.0387° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km SSE 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 2017-07-13 05:13:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-10 12:20:16 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 1.341 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us20009xzk Id of event.
Event Code 20009xzk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009xzk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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