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Strong earthquake, 6.4 mag has occurred near Lorengau in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -1.4539S, 148.0562WA earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was reported 107 kilometers (66 miles) from Lorengau in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Unique identifier: us2000ac7a. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ac7a, pt17239000, at00ovbt9t. Exact location of event, depth 8.05 km, 148.0562° East, -1.4539° South. The temblor was picked up at 14:17:50 / 2:17 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 04:17:50 / August 27, 2017 @ 4:17 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.05 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lorengau in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lorengau (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 108 km (67 miles) from Lorengau (c. 5 800 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

Questions or comments?

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 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: 107 km NE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 148.0562° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.4539° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 107km NE 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 2017-08-27 04:17:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-27 04:36:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 630 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,pt,at, 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 0.904 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 18 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 us2000ac7a Id of event.
Event Code 2000ac7a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ac7a,pt17239000,at00ovbt9t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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