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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Mendi in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3345S, 143.2018WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Monday. Exact location, longitude 143.2018° East, latitude -6.3345° South, depth = 10 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:27:18 / 4:27 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000dcx2. Event ids that are associated: us2000dcx2. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 18:27:18 / February 25, 2018 @ 6:27 pm.

Nearby 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, Ialibu, Tari. The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ninety-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 52 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.2018° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3345° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km WSW 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 2018-02-25 18:27:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-25 17:21:45 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 449 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 7.575 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us2000dcx2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dcx2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dcx2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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