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



Earthquake location -5.5768S, 151.9451WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 139 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (86 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:24:58 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.9451 East, latitude -5.5768 South, depth = 58.84 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.84 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vx6. Id of event: us10007vx6. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 09:24:58 / January 28, 2017 @ 9:24 am.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 139 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information 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 151.9451° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.5768° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 139km SSW of Kokopo, 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 2017-01-28 09:24:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-28 09:43:24 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 1.393 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us10007vx6 Id of event.
Event Code 10007vx6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vx6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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