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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Panguna in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.0463S, 154.5276WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 110 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (68 miles) on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 09:40:01 / August 1, 2017 @ 9:40 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 429.78 km (267 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 154.5276 East, latitude -6.0463 South, depth = 429.78 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a363. Id of event: us2000a363. The temblor was detected at 19:40:01 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter).

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 six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 110 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.5276° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.0463° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 429.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 110km WNW of Panguna, 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 2017-08-01 09:40:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-01 09:59:03 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 400 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 13.345 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us2000a363 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a363 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a363, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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