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Strong earthquake, 6.4 mag has occurred near Namatanai in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -3.3852S, 152.1089WA earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Namatanai in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Namatanai in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:35:56 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/19 / 2019-02-17 14:35:56 / February 17, 2019 @ 2:35 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 367.93 km (229 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000jj68. Event ids that are associated: us2000jj68. Exact location of event, longitude 152.1089 East, latitude -3.3852 South, depth = 367.93 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo, Rabaul.

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 47 km NW of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.1089° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.3852° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 367.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km NW of Namatanai, 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 2019-02-17 14:35:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-17 14:49:15 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 3.15 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 630 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 0.802 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 23 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 us2000jj68 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jj68 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jj68, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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