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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag has occurred near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.1147S, 148.6304WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 100 km ENE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (62 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073jd. Id of event: us100073jd. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/11/16 / 2016-11-01 19:03:28 / November 1, 2016 @ 7:03 pm. Exact location, longitude 148.6304° East, latitude -6.1147° South, depth = 34.68 km. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:03:28 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.68 km (22 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 100 km ENE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 148.6304° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1147° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 100km ENE of Finschhafen, 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 2016-11-01 19:03:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-01 19:21:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 536 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 3.578 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us100073jd Id of event.
Event Code 100073jd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100073jd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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