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Moderate earthquake: M5.9 quake strikes near Lorengau in Papua New Guinea


Earthquake location -1.5508S, 145.2076WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (mg/mb) has occurred on Monday, 235 kilometers (146 miles) from Lorengau in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 06:25:48 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time of event 2015-02-02 08:25:48 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lorengau in Papua New Guinea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 145.2076 East, latitude -1.5508 South, depth 10 km.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.2076° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.5508° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 235km WNW of Lorengau, 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 2015-02-02 08:25:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-02-02 08:44:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 1 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 536 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 2.212 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 usc000tkwl Id of event.
Event Code c000tkwl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000tkwl A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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