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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 86 km NE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.7905S, 146.4721WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 146.4721 East, latitude -5.7905 South, depth = 63.48 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:58:45 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/11/16 / 2016-11-08 00:58:45 / November 8, 2016 @ 12:58 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.48 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000766z. Unique identifier: us1000766z.

Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). 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 Madang, Kainantu.

Every 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km NE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.4721° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.7905° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km NE of Kainantu, 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 2016-11-08 00:58:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-08 01:19:53 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 3.1 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 449 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 3.655 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 22 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 us1000766z Id of event.
Event Code 1000766z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000766z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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