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Moderate earthquake: M5.7 quake has struck near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.3502S, 148.8694WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 76 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (47 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:26:08 / 12:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 148.8694 East, latitude -6.3502 South, depth = 26.62 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000apif. Id of event: us2000apif. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 14:26:08 / September 17, 2017 @ 2:26 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.62 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 76 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 148.8694° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3502° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km W of Kandrian, 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 2017-09-17 14:26:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-17 14:45:31 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 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 500 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 3.919 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 26 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 us2000apif Id of event.
Event Code 2000apif An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000apif, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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