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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.9676S, 147.4039WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Unique identifier: us20008meb. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008meb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.35 km (63 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:24:40 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 101.35 km, 147.4039° East, -5.9676° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 13:24:40 / February 25, 2017 @ 1:24 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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: eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.4039° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.9676° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place eastern New Guinea region, 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 2017-02-25 13:24:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-25 13:41:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0 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 3.423 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us20008meb Id of event.
Event Code 20008meb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008meb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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