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Strong earthquake, 6 mag has occurred near Porgera in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.0629S, 142.733WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dc23. Unique identifier: us2000dc23. Global time and date of event 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 14:33:22 / March 4, 2018 @ 2:33 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 00:33:22 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.02 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 16.02 km, 142.733° East, -6.0629° South.

Earthquake epicenter was 102 km (64 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and ten, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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: 83 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.733° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.0629° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km 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 2018-03-04 14:33:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-04 14:55:39 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 6.38 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 554 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 5.501 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 23 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 us2000dc23 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dc23 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dc23, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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