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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 86 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.2787S, 142.8728WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:18:57 / 5:18 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35.92 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dd8z. Unique identifier: us2000dd8z. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 19:18:57 / March 6, 2018 @ 7:18 pm. Exact location, longitude 142.8728° East, latitude -6.2787° South, depth = 35.92 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This information 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 142.8728° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2787° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km W of Mendi, 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 2018-03-06 19:18:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-06 19:57:09 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 5.261 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us2000dd8z Id of event.
Event Code 2000dd8z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dd8z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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