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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Mendi in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3684S, 143.5279WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d1hh. Unique identifier: us1000d1hh. The temblor was picked up at 00:12:03 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 143.5279 East, latitude -6.3684 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 14:12:03 / February 27, 2018 @ 2:12 pm.

Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wabag, Mount Hagen, Tari.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 25 km SSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.5279° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3684° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SSW 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 2018-02-27 14:12:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-11 20:20:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 400 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 4.694 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us1000d1hh Id of event.
Event Code 1000d1hh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d1hh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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