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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Taron in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -3.3801S, 153.7089WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 141 km NNE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (88 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 390.38 km (243 miles). Event id: us2000j0qw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j0qw. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 390.38 km, 153.7089° East, -3.3801° South. Global time and date of event 06/01/19 / 2019-01-06 07:30:04 / January 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 17:30:04 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter).

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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 141 km NNE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.7089° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.3801° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 390.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 141km NNE of Taron, 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 2019-01-06 07:30:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-06 07:49:12 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 1.739 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us2000j0qw Id of event.
Event Code 2000j0qw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j0qw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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