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Strong earthquake, 6 mag was detected near Taron in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.5786S, 153.006WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.35 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 08:37:48 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70003mus. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003mus. Exact location of earthquake, 153.006° East, -4.5786° South, depth 27.35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/19 / 2019-05-17 22:37:48 / May 17, 2019 @ 10:37 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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: 12 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.006° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.5786° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km 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 2019-05-17 22:37:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-17 22:57:09 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 554 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 0.923 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 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 us70003mus Id of event.
Event Code 70003mus An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003mus, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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