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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Ambunti in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -3.7285S, 142.7483WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Ambunti in Papua New Guinea on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.22 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Ambunti in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.7483 East, latitude -3.7285 South, depth = 59.22 km. The temblor was detected at 00:28:14 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/04/16 / 2016-04-21 14:28:14 / April 21, 2016 @ 2:28 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20005khc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005khc.

Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Wewak (c. 18 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wewak, Aitape (min 5000 pop).

Each 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 three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km N of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.7483° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.7285° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km N of Ambunti, 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 2016-04-21 14:28:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-21 14:43:46 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 432 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 4.906 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us20005khc Id of event.
Event Code 20005khc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005khc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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