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Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag has occurred near Taron in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.2257S, 152.6189WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) strikes 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.33 km (16 miles). Exact location, longitude 152.6189° East, latitude -5.2257° South, depth = 25.33 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70003ly5. Event ids that are associated: us70003ly5. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:23:59 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 01:23:59 / May 16, 2019 @ 1:23 am.

The epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo.

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 eighty-one 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 quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 95 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.6189° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.2257° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 95km SSW of Taron, 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 2019-05-16 01:23:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-16 01:45:36 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 3.829 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 500 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 1.123 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 us70003ly5 Id of event.
Event Code 70003ly5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003ly5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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