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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Panguna in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -7.0039S, 155.159WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004w2w. Id of event: us20004w2w. The temblor was picked up at 08:23:53 / 8:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 155.159 East, latitude -7.0039 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 22:23:53 / January 30, 2016 @ 10:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa. The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 84 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 155.159° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.0039° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km SSW of Panguna, 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 2016-01-30 22:23:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-30 22:43:03 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 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 400 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 4.085 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us20004w2w Id of event.
Event Code 20004w2w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004w2w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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