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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 50 km S of Madang, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.6725S, 145.7016WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:34:04 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96.79 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cpus. Id of event: us6000cpus. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/11/20 / 2020-11-14 09:34:04 / November 14, 2020 @ 9:34 am. Exact location of event, longitude 145.7016 East, latitude -5.6725 South, depth = 96.79 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kundiawa, Kainantu, Goroka (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearby 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 50 km S 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 145.7016° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.6725° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50 km S 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 2020-11-14 09:34:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-11 13:47:44 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 3.969 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us6000cpus Id of event.
Event Code 6000cpus An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cpus, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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