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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.9346S, 152.4808WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 152.4808° East, latitude -4.9346° South, depth = 48.78 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/07/17 / 2017-07-23 00:16:17 / July 23, 2017 @ 12:16 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.78 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 10:16:17 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000a1s6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a1s6.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data 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 152.4808° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.9346° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km SSE of Kokopo, 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 2017-07-23 00:16:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-11 01:21:13 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 0.771 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 116 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 us2000a1s6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a1s6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a1s6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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