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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Panguna in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.2209S, 154.8031WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/05/19 / 2019-05-06 14:13:48 / May 6, 2019 @ 2:13 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 01:13:48 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.77 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 154.8031° East, latitude -6.2209° South, depth = 58.77 km. Id of earthquake: us70003hcu. Event ids that are associated: us70003hcu.

The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 76 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.8031° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2209° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km W of Panguna, 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 14:13:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-06 14:30:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 4.09 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 465 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 3.312 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 32 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 us70003hcu Id of event.
Event Code 70003hcu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003hcu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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