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Moderate earthquake: M5.6 quake has struck near Porgera in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.056S, 142.5335WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 03:01:23 / March 2, 2018 @ 3:01 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.69 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 142.5335° East, -6.056° South, depth 28.69 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:01:23 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dasx. Id of event: us2000dasx. 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). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 98 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.5335° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.056° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 98km SW 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 03:01:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-02 03:20:51 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 4.41 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 482 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 6.254 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us2000dasx Id of event.
Event Code 2000dasx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dasx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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