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Strong earthquake 6.1 mag, 120 km NE of Angoram, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -3.433S, 144.9489WA earthquake with magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) was reported 120 km NE of Angoram, Papua New Guinea (75 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Angoram in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:24:56 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.75 km (9 miles). Event id: us20005e01. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005e01. Exact location, longitude 144.9489° East, latitude -3.433° South, depth = 14.75 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 19:24:56 / April 1, 2016 @ 7:24 pm UTC/GMT.

Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 120 km NE of Angoram, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.9489° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.433° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 120km NE of Angoram, 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 2016-04-01 19:24:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-01 19:47:21 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 4.98 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 572 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 2.781 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 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 us20005e01 Id of event.
Event Code 20005e01 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005e01, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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