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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Taron in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.8236S, 153.562WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 161 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (100 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 42.39 km (26 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:14:45 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us200082q8. Event ids that are associated: us200082q8. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 06:14:45 / December 20, 2016 @ 6:14 am. Exact location of earthquake, 153.562° East, -5.8236° South, depth 42.39 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 161 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.562° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8236° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 161km SSE of Taron, 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 2016-12-20 06:14:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 06:31:16 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 416 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 2.137 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us200082q8 Id of event.
Event Code 200082q8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082q8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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