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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Mendi in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.4613S, 143.0027WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:32:45 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.58 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 17:32:45 / March 6, 2018 @ 5:32 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 143.0027° East, -6.4613° South, depth 16.58 km. Event id: us2000dd6i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd6i.

Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 78 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.0027° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.4613° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km 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 17:32:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-06 18:07:43 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 5.05 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us2000dd6i Id of event.
Event Code 2000dd6i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dd6i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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