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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Porgera in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.2234S, 142.7035WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us2000da4a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000da4a. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:57:12 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 00:57:12 / March 2, 2018 @ 12:57 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.7035° East, -6.2234° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ninety-one, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 100 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.7035° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2234° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 100km 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 00:57:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-02 01:15:13 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 385 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 5.429 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000da4a Id of event.
Event Code 2000da4a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000da4a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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