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Strong earthquake 6.7 mag, 113 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3S, 142.6WA earthquake with magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 00:13:11 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.6 East, latitude -6.3 South, depth = 33 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 14:13:11 / March 6, 2018 @ 2:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: at00p56a5z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18065000, at00p56a5z.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 117 km (73 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).

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

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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. 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: 113 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.6° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 113km 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 2018-03-06 14:13:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-06 14:22:49 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 691 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 35 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111.599991072 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00p56a5z Id of event.
Event Code 00p56a5z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18065000,at00p56a5z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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