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Strong earthquake: M6.5 quake has struck near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.0081S, 149.344WA earthquake with magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 22:47:54 / March 5, 2017 @ 10:47 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000876f. Event ids that are associated: pt17064051, at00omd5zx, us1000876f. The temblor was reported at 08:47:54 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.95 km (18 miles). Exact location of event, depth 28.95 km, 149.344° East, -6.0081° South.

Event epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 32 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.344° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.0081° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km NW 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 2017-03-05 22:47:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-05 23:01:22 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 650 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 ,pt,at,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 3.338 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 22 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000876f Id of event.
Event Code 1000876f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17064051,at00omd5zx,us1000876f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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