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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.0854S, 148.9925WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 63 km WNW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (39 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/19 / 2019-03-11 19:01:25 / March 11, 2019 @ 7:01 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.39 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000jdrc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jdrc. The temblor was picked up at 05:01:25 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 63.39 km, 148.9925° East, -6.0854° South.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 63 km WNW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 148.9925° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.0854° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km WNW of Kandrian, 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 2019-03-11 19:01:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-11 19:17:54 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 3.676 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us1000jdrc Id of event.
Event Code 1000jdrc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jdrc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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