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Strong earthquake: M6.7 quake has struck near Porgera in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3036S, 142.6085WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 00:13:09 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). 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 earthquake, longitude 142.6085 East, latitude -6.3036 South, depth = 33.14 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 14:13:09 / March 6, 2018 @ 2:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.14 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: at00p56a5z, us2000dcx1, pt18065000. Unique identifier: us2000dcx1.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari. Epicenter of the event was 116 km (72 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 57 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 113 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.6085° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3036° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.14 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 14:13:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-06 14:36:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.59 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 692 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 ,at,us,pt, 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 5.46 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 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 us2000dcx1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dcx1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00p56a5z,us2000dcx1,pt18065000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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