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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Lake Murray in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.4853S, 142.3497WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 107 kilometers (66 miles) from Lake Murray in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Unique identifier: us1000d1b6. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d1b6. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 04:59:49 / March 8, 2018 @ 4:59 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.4 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lake Murray in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:59:49 / 2:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.3497° East, -6.4853° South, depth 50.4 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari. Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days one hundred and nine, 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 struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 107 km ENE of Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3497° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.4853° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 107km ENE of Lake Murray, 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 2018-03-08 04:59:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-08 05:54:40 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 5.577 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us1000d1b6 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d1b6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d1b6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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