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Strong earthquake, 6 mag was detected near Taron in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.1934S, 152.7351WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 193 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (120 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:29:24 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aulg. Id of event: us2000aulg. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/09/17 / 2017-09-25 20:29:24 / September 25, 2017 @ 8:29 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.67 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 152.7351° East, latitude -6.1934° South, depth = 5.67 km.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 193 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.7351° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1934° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 193km S of Taron, 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 2017-09-25 20:29:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-25 20:48:42 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 554 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 2.068 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us2000aulg Id of event.
Event Code 2000aulg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aulg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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