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Major earthquake 7.2 mag, 33 km NW of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.9767S, 146.44WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Bulolo in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us70003hqb. Event ids that are associated: at00pr3pwp, us70003hqb, pt19126050. A tsunami warning has been issued near Bulolo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 126.92 km, 146.44° East, -6.9767° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/05/19 / 2019-05-06 21:19:35 / May 6, 2019 @ 9:19 pm. The temblor was detected at 07:19:35 / 7:19 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 126.92 km (79 miles).

Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop), 132 km (82 miles) from Kerema (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kerema, Kainantu, Lae (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.

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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: 33 km NW of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.44° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.9767° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 126.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NW of Bulolo, 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 2019-05-06 21:19:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-06 21:37:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.7 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 800 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 ,at,us,pt, 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 2.515 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 19 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 us70003hqb Id of event.
Event Code 70003hqb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00pr3pwp,us70003hqb,pt19126050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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