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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.1327S, 150.7623WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 21:03:14 / March 20, 2017 @ 9:03 pm. The temblor was reported at 07:03:14 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 150.7623° East, -6.1327° South. Event id: us20008te7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008te7. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 94 km SE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 150.7623° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1327° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 94km SE of Kimbe, 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 21:03:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-20 21:24:07 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 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 2.38 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us20008te7 Id of event.
Event Code 20008te7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008te7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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