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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.4328S, 150.5387WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 106 km SSE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (66 miles). Global time and date of event 11/04/19 / 2019-04-11 16:52:00 / April 11, 2019 @ 4:52 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.76 km (15 miles). Event id: us700034ji. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700034ji. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 150.5387 East, latitude -6.4328 South, depth = 24.76 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:52:00 / 2:52 am (local time epicenter).

Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 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: 106 km SSE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 150.5387° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.4328° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 106km SSE of Kimbe, 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 2019-04-11 16:52:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-11 17:17:56 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 2.752 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us700034ji Id of event.
Event Code 700034ji An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700034ji, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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