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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake strikes near Goroka in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.1704S, 145.3011WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (mg/mb) was reported Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Goroka in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 12:33:39 / 12:33 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 133.33 km (83 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-19 02:33:39 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 145.3011 East, latitude -6.1704 South, depth 133.33 km.

Close countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 14 km (8 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Kundiawa, Goroka.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.3011° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1704° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 133.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SW of Goroka, 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 2015-01-19 02:33:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-19 02:50:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 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 385 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 13.405 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 usc000th2h Id of event.
Event Code c000th2h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000th2h A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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