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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag was detected near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3993S, 148.6682WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 91 km ENE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (57 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 00:51:28 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 148.6682° East, latitude -6.3993° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us700034zz. Event ids that are associated: us700034zz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/04/19 / 2019-04-12 14:51:28 / April 12, 2019 @ 2:51 pm.

Every 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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 91 km ENE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 148.6682° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3993° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km ENE of Finschhafen, 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 2019-04-12 14:51:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-12 15:08:19 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 536 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 3.339 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us700034zz Id of event.
Event Code 700034zz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700034zz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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