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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Lae in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.4482S, 146.7893WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lae in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.26 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:54:09 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/09/16 / 2016-09-10 20:54:09 / September 10, 2016 @ 8:54 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 146.7893 East, latitude -6.4482 South, depth = 72.26 km. Event id: us10006nq0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006nq0.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Wau, Bulolo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 37 km NW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.7893° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.4482° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NW of Lae, 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 2016-09-10 20:54:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-10 21:09:36 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 2.7 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 400 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 2.96 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 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 us10006nq0 Id of event.
Event Code 10006nq0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006nq0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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