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

Earthquake location -5.6056S, 149.2367WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 75 km NNW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (47 miles). Global time and date of event 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 16:16:04 / January 27, 2020 @ 4:16 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 170.39 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:16:04 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 149.2367 East, latitude -5.6056 South, depth = 170.39 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007k1v. Id of event: us70007k1v. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 75 km NNW of Kandrian, 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 149.2367° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.6056° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 170.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km NNW of Kandrian, 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 2020-01-27 16:16:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-10 18:24:59 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 3.237 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us70007k1v Id of event.
Event Code 70007k1v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007k1v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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