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

Earthquake location -4.6273S, 145.0102WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 108 km NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea (67 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:23:39 / 2:23 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.89 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/12/20 / 2020-12-03 02:23:39 / December 3, 2020 @ 2:23 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cmce. Unique identifier: us7000cmce. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.0102 East, latitude -4.6273 South, depth = 62.89 km.

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

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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: 108 km NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.0102° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.6273° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 108 km NW of Madang, 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 2020-12-03 02:23:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-03 02:41:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 3.481 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us7000cmce Id of event.
Event Code 7000cmce An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cmce, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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