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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 95 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.2182S, 142.7744WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:30:58 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 21:30:58 / March 2, 2018 @ 9:30 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000dbdk. Event ids that are associated: us2000dbdk. Exact location of event, longitude 142.7744 East, latitude -6.2182 South, depth = 41.91 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.91 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

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

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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: 95 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 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.7744° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2182° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 95km 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 2018-03-02 21:30:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-02 21:51:21 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 400 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 5.375 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us2000dbdk Id of event.
Event Code 2000dbdk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dbdk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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