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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Mendi in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.4297S, 142.8182WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000dwq7. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dwq7. Exact location of event, longitude 142.8182 East, latitude -6.4297 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:18:02 / 12:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/04/18 / 2018-04-09 02:18:02 / April 9, 2018 @ 2:18 am.

Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 96 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.8182° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.4297° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96km 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 2018-04-09 02:18:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-09 02:36:28 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 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 6.288 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us2000dwq7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dwq7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dwq7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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