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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Lorengau in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -3.5098S, 146.8192WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 171 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (106 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 22:02:50 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.8192 East, latitude -3.5098 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 12:02:50 / August 7, 2017 @ 12:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a5hd. Id of event: us2000a5hd.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 171 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.8192° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.5098° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 171km SSW of Lorengau, 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 2017-08-07 12:02:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-07 12:19:31 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 0 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 432 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 1.555 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000a5hd Id of event.
Event Code 2000a5hd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a5hd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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