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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.5599S, 150.8295WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 150.8295° East, -5.5599° South, depth 95.57 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:14:17 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/09/17 / 2017-09-19 20:14:17 / September 19, 2017 @ 8:14 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.57 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ar6y. Unique identifier: us2000ar6y.

The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe.

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 fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 150.8295° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.5599° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km E of Kimbe, 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 2017-09-19 20:14:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-19 20:34:42 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 416 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 1.901 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us2000ar6y Id of event.
Event Code 2000ar6y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ar6y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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