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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Panguna in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.076S, 154.9688WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us10005c29. Event ids that are associated: us10005c29. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.9688 East, latitude -6.076 South, depth = 128.1 km. The temblor was reported at 12:17:13 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128.1 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 01:17:13 / April 28, 2016 @ 1:17 am.

The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop).

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 fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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: 62 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.9688° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.076° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km WNW of Panguna, 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 2016-04-28 01:17:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-28 01:35:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 3.87 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 482 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 3.363 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us10005c29 Id of event.
Event Code 10005c29 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005c29, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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