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

Earthquake location -6.6877S, 155.3425WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000745d. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000745d. The temblor was picked up at 04:29:11 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/11/16 / 2016-11-04 17:29:11 / November 4, 2016 @ 5:29 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 55.33 km (34 miles). Exact location, longitude 155.3425° East, latitude -6.6877° South, depth = 55.33 km.

Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa.

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 two and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information 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 155.3425° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.6877° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km SSW 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 2016-11-04 17:29:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-04 17:56:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 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 5.316 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us1000745d Id of event.
Event Code 1000745d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000745d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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