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Major earthquake, 7 mag strikes near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.7392S, 151.2509WA major earthquake magnitude 7 (ml/mb) strikes 124 kilometers (77 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us1000haa3. Event ids that are associated: pt18283003, at00pgehsk, us1000haa3. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.45 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/10/18 / 2018-10-10 20:48:20 / October 10, 2018 @ 8:48 pm. The temblor was reported at 06:48:20 / 6:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 39.45 km, 151.2509° East, -5.7392° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe. Event epicenter was 124 km (77 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 124 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.2509° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.7392° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 124km E of Kimbe, 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 2018-10-10 20:48:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-10 21:08:19 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 754 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 ,pt,at,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 1.786 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 22 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 us1000haa3 Id of event.
Event Code 1000haa3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18283003,at00pgehsk,us1000haa3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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