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Earthquake: M 5.9 quake strikes near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.8472S, 152.5066WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (mg/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 22:18:24 / 10:18 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 32.74 km (20 miles). Global time of event 31/03/15 / 2015-03-31 12:18:24 / March 31, 2015 @ 12:18 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 152.5066 East, latitude -4.8472 South, depth 32.74 km, unique identifier, us10001sbf.

Close countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.5066° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.8472° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km SSE 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 2015-03-31 12:18:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-03-31 12:46:40 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 4.29 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 0.735 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10001sbf Id of event.
Event Code 10001sbf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10001sbf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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