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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.7707S, 150.8831WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. Unique identifier: us7000d0m8. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0m8. Exact location, longitude 150.8831° East, latitude -5.7707° South, depth = 102.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 09:03:34 / January 16, 2021 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:03:34 / 9:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.23 km (64 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 86 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. 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 150.8831° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.7707° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86 km ESE of Kimbe, 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 2021-01-16 09:03:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-11 10:38:16 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 2.022 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us7000d0m8 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d0m8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d0m8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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