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Moderate earthquake 5.9 mag, 96 km NNW of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.7298S, 149.8506WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 00:50:59 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100076hl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100076hl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 446.24 km (277 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 149.8506 East, latitude -4.7298 South, depth = 446.24 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/11/16 / 2016-11-09 14:50:59 / November 9, 2016 @ 2:50 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).

Each 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 96 km NNW of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.8506° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.7298° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 446.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96km NNW of Kimbe, 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 2016-11-09 14:50:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-09 15:19:22 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 2.49 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 0 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 2.367 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 14 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 us100076hl Id of event.
Event Code 100076hl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100076hl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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