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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 75 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.026S, 152.1616WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000ghgp. Event ids that are associated: us1000ghgp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.91 km (35 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:43:25 / 3:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/18 / 2018-08-26 05:43:25 / August 26, 2018 @ 5:43 am. Exact location of event, longitude 152.1616 East, latitude -5.026 South, depth = 55.91 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 75 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.1616° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.026° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km S 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 2018-08-26 05:43:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-26 06:03:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 0.829 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 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 us1000ghgp Id of event.
Event Code 1000ghgp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ghgp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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