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



Earthquake location -4.2659S, 152.8634WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 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). The temblor was detected at 00:10:34 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 48.78 km, 152.8634° East, -4.2659° South. Global time and date of event 05/04/16 / 2016-04-05 14:10:34 / April 5, 2016 @ 2:10 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.78 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005fld. Unique identifier: us20005fld.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km NW of Taron, 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 152.8634° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.2659° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km NW 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 2016-04-05 14:10:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-05 14:34:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 0.701 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us20005fld Id of event.
Event Code 20005fld An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005fld, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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