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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.1041S, 149.3757WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Monday. Event id: us100077f9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077f9. Exact location of earthquake, 149.3757° East, -6.1041° South, depth 65.17 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 65.17 km (40 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 20:52:06 / November 13, 2016 @ 8:52 pm. The temblor was reported at 06:52:06 / 6:52 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km WNW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.3757° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1041° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km WNW of Kandrian, 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 2016-11-13 20:52:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 21:07:47 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 432 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 3.364 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us100077f9 Id of event.
Event Code 100077f9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077f9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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