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

Earthquake location -6.3731S, 146.9624WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was picked up at 12:17:51 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000isqs. Unique identifier: us2000isqs. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.9624 East, latitude -6.3731 South, depth = 41.99 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 02:17:51 / December 5, 2018 @ 2:17 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 41.99 km (26 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.9624° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3731° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km N 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 2018-12-05 02:17:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-18 03:25:41 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 3.018 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us2000isqs Id of event.
Event Code 2000isqs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000isqs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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