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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Taron in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.3615S, 152.9771WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 99 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (62 miles). Global time and date of event 30/12/16 / 2016-12-30 19:48:41 / December 30, 2016 @ 7:48 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:48:41 / 5:48 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007nt8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007nt8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.23 km (17 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 152.9771 East, latitude -5.3615 South, depth = 27.23 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 99 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.9771° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.3615° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 99km S 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 2016-12-30 19:48:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-30 20:06:20 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 385 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 7.029 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us10007nt8 Id of event.
Event Code 10007nt8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007nt8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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