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

Earthquake location -4.3143S, 152.2687WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/12/20 / 2020-12-02 17:20:59 / December 2, 2020 @ 5:20 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:20:59 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cn2w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cn2w. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.2687 East, latitude -4.3143 South, depth = 145.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 145.9 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 4 km (3 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km N of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.2687° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.3143° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 145.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km N of Kokopo, 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 2020-12-02 17:20:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-21 14:12:57 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 0.242 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us7000cn2w Id of event.
Event Code 7000cn2w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cn2w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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