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Major earthquake: M7.5 quake has struck near Porgera in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.1488S, 142.7663WA major earthquake magnitude 7.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.7663 East, latitude -6.1488 South, depth = 35 km. Unique identifier: us2000d7q6. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18056001, at00p4pvyj, us2000d7q6. The temblor was detected at 03:44:44 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 17:44:44 / February 25, 2018 @ 5:44 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 136 km (85 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Wabag, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 89 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.7663° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1488° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km SSW of Porgera, 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 2018-02-25 17:44:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-25 18:05:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 866 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 ,pt,at,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 5.423 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 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 us2000d7q6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000d7q6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18056001,at00p4pvyj,us2000d7q6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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