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Moderate earthquake 5.8 mag, 88 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.1329S, 153.4772WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 88 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (55 miles). The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:58:57 / 1:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.4 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 54.4 km, 153.4772° East, -5.1329° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 03:58:57 / December 24, 2016 @ 3:58 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mfp. Id of event: us10007mfp.

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

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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: 88 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.4772° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.1329° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km 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 2016-12-24 03:58:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-24 04:22:46 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 3.81 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 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 518 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 1.609 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 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 us10007mfp Id of event.
Event Code 10007mfp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mfp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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