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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 23 km NW of Wabag, Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.3039S, 143.5796WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Wabag in Papua New Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Wabag in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:33:38 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 109.2 km (68 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 06:33:38 / March 20, 2017 @ 6:33 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008t9d. Id of event: us20008t9d. Exact location of earthquake, 143.5796° East, -5.3039° South, depth 109.2 km.

Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari, Mendi, Mount Hagen (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 23 km NW of Wabag, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.5796° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.3039° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NW of Wabag, 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 2017-03-20 06:33:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-20 06:53:43 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 416 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 4.976 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008t9d Id of event.
Event Code 20008t9d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008t9d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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