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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Boroko in Indonesia

Earthquake location 2.4063S, 122.9322WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 169 km NNW of Boroko, Indonesia (105 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c20a. Id of event: us2000c20a. Exact location, longitude 122.9322° East, latitude 2.4063° North, depth = 467.58 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/12/17 / 2017-12-01 07:20:59 / December 1, 2017 @ 7:20 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 467.58 km (291 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:20:59 / 3:20 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 two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 169 km NNW of Boroko, Indonesia. 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 122.9322° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 2.4063° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 467.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 169km NNW of Boroko, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-01 07:20:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-15 13:53:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 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 2.505 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us2000c20a Id of event.
Event Code 2000c20a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c20a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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