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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 100 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.2247S, 142.7047WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dc1h. Id of event: us2000dc1h. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:40:01 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.58 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 12:40:01 / March 4, 2018 @ 12:40 pm. 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 event, depth 22.58 km, 142.7047° East, -6.2247° South.

Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari. Epicenter of the event was 105 km (65 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 100 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.7047° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2247° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.58 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 2018-03-04 12:40:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-04 12:57:50 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 449 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 5.428 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 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 us2000dc1h Id of event.
Event Code 2000dc1h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dc1h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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