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Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag strikes near Mendi in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.5004S, 143.5538WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d83z. Unique identifier: us2000d83z. Exact location of earthquake, 143.5538° East, -6.5004° South, depth 13.33 km. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:56:07 / 9:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.33 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 11:56:07 / February 26, 2018 @ 11:56 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wabag, Mount Hagen, Tari (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 37 km SSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.5538° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.5004° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SSW of Mendi, 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 2018-02-26 11:56:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-26 12:17:03 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 6.6 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 4.591 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 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 us2000d83z Id of event.
Event Code 2000d83z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d83z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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