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



Earthquake location -5.5112S, 151.6608WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 144 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (89 miles). Global time and date of event 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 21:49:55 / March 29, 2018 @ 9:49 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:49:55 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 151.6608° East, latitude -5.5112° South, depth = 35 km. Unique identifier: us1000db50. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000db50. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty-three 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 144 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.6608° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.5112° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 144km SSW of Kokopo, 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 21:49:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-29 22:06:48 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 0 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 5.497 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us1000db50 Id of event.
Event Code 1000db50 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000db50, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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