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Strong earthquake, 6.9 mag strikes near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.4748S, 151.442WA earthquake with magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) was reported 144 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (89 miles) on Friday. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:25:36 / 7:25 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000db40. Ids that are associated to the event: at00p6dfiq, us1000db40, pt18088001. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 21:25:36 / March 29, 2018 @ 9:25 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 151.442° East, -5.4748° South, depth 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 144 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.442° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.4748° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 144km 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 21:25:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-29 21:57:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.54 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 734 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 ,at,us,pt, 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 5.306 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 25 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 us1000db40 Id of event.
Event Code 1000db40 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00p6dfiq,us1000db40,pt18088001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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