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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.6305S, 151.5544WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 156 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (97 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 22:15:26 / March 29, 2018 @ 10:15 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000db5b. Event ids that are associated: us1000db5b. The temblor was reported at 08:15:26 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.5544 East, latitude -5.6305 South, depth = 35 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 156 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.5544° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.6305° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 156km E of Kimbe, 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 2018-03-29 22:15:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-29 22:37:43 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 5.491 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us1000db5b Id of event.
Event Code 1000db5b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000db5b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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