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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.8858S, 152.4489WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.3 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20004zma. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004zma. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.4489 East, latitude -4.8858 South, depth = 50.3 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/02/16 / 2016-02-11 23:46:34 / February 11, 2016 @ 11:46 pm. The temblor was reported at 09:46:34 / 9:46 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.4489° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.8858° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km 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 2016-02-11 23:46:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-12 00:06:04 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 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 0.746 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us20004zma Id of event.
Event Code 20004zma An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zma, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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