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

Earthquake location -6.5023S, 146.5823WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/02/18 / 2018-02-11 14:41:14 / February 11, 2018 @ 2:41 pm. The temblor was detected at 00:41:14 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 110.59 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000d5xm. Event ids that are associated: us2000d5xm. Exact location of event, depth 110.59 km, 146.5823° East, -6.5023° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Bulolo, Lae. Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km WNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.5823° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.5023° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 110.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km WNW of Lae, 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 2018-02-11 14:41:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-21 20:44:49 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 2.939 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us2000d5xm Id of event.
Event Code 2000d5xm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d5xm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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