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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Mendi in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3532S, 142.9799WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 142.9799° East, -6.3532° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 02:52:31 / March 6, 2018 @ 2:52 am. The temblor was reported at 12:52:31 / 12:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000dcpy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dcpy.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen 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. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km WSW of Mendi, 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 142.9799° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3532° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km WSW 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 02:52:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-06 03:42:13 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 5.131 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 52 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 us2000dcpy Id of event.
Event Code 2000dcpy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dcpy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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