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Strong earthquake: M6.3 quake has struck near Porgera in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -5.8413S, 142.4899WA earthquake magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera 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). The temblor was detected at 15:48:38 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 05:48:38 / April 7, 2018 @ 5:48 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.4899° East, -5.8413° South. Id of earthquake: us2000dvwq. Event ids that are associated: us2000dvwq.

The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari.

Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.4899° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8413° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km WSW of Porgera, 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 2018-04-07 05:48:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-07 06:05:34 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 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.06 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 612 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 6.155 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 19 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 us2000dvwq Id of event.
Event Code 2000dvwq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dvwq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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