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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Lae in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.7825S, 146.7914WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 106 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea (66 miles) on Monday. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:58:02 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.57 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lae in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000h4sf. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000h4sf. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 21:58:02 / September 30, 2018 @ 9:58 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.7914 East, latitude -5.7825 South, depth = 85.57 km.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 106 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.7914° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.7825° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 106km NNW of Lae, 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 2018-09-30 21:58:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-30 22:15:19 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 385 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 3.617 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 37 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 us1000h4sf Id of event.
Event Code 1000h4sf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h4sf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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