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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag was detected near Namatanai in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.0109S, 152.5173WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Namatanai in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008sjn. Id of event: us10008sjn. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/17 / 2017-05-15 13:22:38 / May 15, 2017 @ 1:22 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Namatanai in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.5173 East, latitude -4.0109 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:22:38 / 11:22 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 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 fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km SSE of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.5173° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.0109° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km SSE of Namatanai, 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 2017-05-15 13:22:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-15 13:47:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.11 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 519 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 5.502 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 39 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 us10008sjn Id of event.
Event Code 10008sjn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008sjn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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