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Strong earthquake, 6.8 mag was detected near Taron in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.3887S, 153.2016WA earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Friday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.2016 East, latitude -4.3887 South, depth = 15.22 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:39:50 / 3:39 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 17:39:50 / March 8, 2018 @ 5:39 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.22 km (9 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18067000, at00p5a92i, us1000d1kv. Id of event: us1000d1kv.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo. Epicenter of the event was 104 km (65 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 20 km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.2016° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.3887° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km ENE of Taron, 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 17:39:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-08 18:06:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.84 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 711 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 ,pt,at,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 1.053 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 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 us1000d1kv Id of event.
Event Code 1000d1kv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18067000,at00p5a92i,us1000d1kv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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