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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 48 km WSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.6406S, 152.6283WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us200050mj. Ids that are associated to the event: us200050mj. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 19:07:16 / February 16, 2016 @ 7:07 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.6283 East, latitude -4.6406 South, depth = 54.22 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.22 km (34 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:07:16 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km WSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.6283° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.6406° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km WSW of Taron, 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 2016-02-16 19:07:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-16 19:21:23 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 0.643 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us200050mj Id of event.
Event Code 200050mj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050mj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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