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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Panguna in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.9243S, 154.7537WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/18 / 2018-09-27 15:53:33 / September 27, 2018 @ 3:53 pm. Exact location, longitude 154.7537° East, latitude -5.9243° South, depth = 171.04 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:53:33 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000h3a7. Event ids that are associated: us1000h3a7. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 171.04 km (106 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 91 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.7537° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.9243° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 171.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km WNW of Panguna, 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 2018-09-27 15:53:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-27 16:11:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 416 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 3.101 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 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 us1000h3a7 Id of event.
Event Code 1000h3a7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h3a7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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