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

Earthquake location -4.88S, 152.1284WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/09/17 / 2017-09-13 15:33:11 / September 13, 2017 @ 3:33 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.06 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:33:11 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000asbr. Unique identifier: us2000asbr. Exact location of earthquake, 152.1284° East, -4.88° South, depth 54.06 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).

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

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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: 60 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.1284° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.88° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km SSW 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 2017-09-13 15:33:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-26 01:17:38 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 0.578 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us2000asbr Id of event.
Event Code 2000asbr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000asbr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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