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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Angoram in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -4.3641S, 143.798WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Angoram in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 97.95 km (61 miles). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:50:19 / 3:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Angoram in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000bj76. Unique identifier: us1000bj76. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/11/17 / 2017-11-30 05:50:19 / November 30, 2017 @ 5:50 am. Exact location of earthquake, 143.798° East, -4.3641° South, depth 97.95 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wewak (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Wewak (c. 18 200 pop).

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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 44 km SW of Angoram, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.798° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.3641° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km SW of Angoram, 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 2017-11-30 05:50:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-30 06:10:16 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 4.02 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 465 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 4.243 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us1000bj76 Id of event.
Event Code 1000bj76 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bj76, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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