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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 59 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.2137S, 146.332WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/11/18 / 2018-11-06 11:19:28 / November 6, 2018 @ 11:19 am. The temblor was detected at 21:19:28 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.332 East, latitude -5.2137 South, depth = 163.21 km. Event id: us2000i7es. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i7es. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 163.21 km (101 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Madang in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). 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 Madang.

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

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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. 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: 59 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.332° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.2137° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 163.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km E of Madang, 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 2018-11-06 11:19:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-06 11:38:55 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 3.314 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 51 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 us2000i7es Id of event.
Event Code 2000i7es An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000i7es, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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