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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.1772S, 149.7981WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 19:10:18 / February 10, 2017 @ 7:10 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.26 km (48 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008j1h. Unique identifier: us20008j1h. The temblor was detected at 05:10:18 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 149.7981° East, -6.1772° South, depth 77.26 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 79 km (49 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 27 km E of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.7981° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1772° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km E 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 2017-02-10 19:10:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-10 20:12:54 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 400 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 3.073 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us20008j1h Id of event.
Event Code 20008j1h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008j1h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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