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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 95 km S of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -2.8756S, 147.1274WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Lorengau in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lorengau in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:50:05 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 147.1274° East, -2.8756° South. Id of earthquake: us20004w3k. Event ids that are associated: us20004w3k. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 02:50:05 / January 31, 2016 @ 2:50 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lorengau (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Lorengau (c. 5 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 95 km S of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.1274° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.8756° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 95km S 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 2016-01-31 02:50:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-31 03:09:58 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 5.64 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 482 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 0.86 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004w3k Id of event.
Event Code 20004w3k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004w3k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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