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

Earthquake location -5.5827S, 148.4638WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 130 km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (81 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 183.17 km (114 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 148.4638° East, -5.5827° South, depth 183.17 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/11/19 / 2019-11-23 13:09:54 / November 23, 2019 @ 1:09 pm. Id of earthquake: us70006ehr. Event ids that are associated: us70006ehr. The temblor was detected at 23:09:54 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 130 km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 148.4638° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.5827° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 183.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 130km NNE of Finschhafen, 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 2019-11-23 13:09:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-09 16:27:47 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 3.682 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us70006ehr Id of event.
Event Code 70006ehr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006ehr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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