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

Earthquake location -5.7533S, 152.134WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 155 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (96 miles). Exact location, longitude 152.134° East, latitude -5.7533° South, depth = 27.37 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.37 km (17 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:15:22 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 17:15:22 / January 12, 2019 @ 5:15 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j9s9. Unique identifier: us2000j9s9. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 155 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.134° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.7533° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 155km S of Kokopo, 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 2019-01-12 17:15:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-30 22:38:55 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 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 1.552 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us2000j9s9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000j9s9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j9s9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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