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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Madang in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.4535S, 145.3919WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Madang in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008jbs. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008jbs. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 11:57:59 / February 12, 2017 @ 11:57 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 83.3 km (52 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 145.3919 East, latitude -5.4535 South, depth = 83.3 km. The temblor was detected at 21:57:59 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kundiawa, Goroka, Madang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km WSW of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.3919° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.4535° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km WSW of Madang, 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 2017-02-12 11:57:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-12 12:13:26 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 4.299 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us20008jbs Id of event.
Event Code 20008jbs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008jbs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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