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



Earthquake location -5.3552S, 146.1521WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:44:08 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 133.48 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 146.1521° East, -5.3552° South, depth 133.48 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a936. Id of event: us2000a936. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 23:44:08 / August 13, 2017 @ 11:44 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).

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

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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. 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: 41 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.1521° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.3552° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 133.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km ESE of Madang, 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 2017-08-13 23:44:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-10 00:33:28 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 4.145 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us2000a936 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a936 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a936, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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