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Strong earthquake, 6.2 mag strikes near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.9904S, 149.5517WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.97 km (37 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:21:35 / 6:21 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70004kfs. Ids that are associated to the event: us70004kfs. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/07/19 / 2019-07-15 08:21:35 / July 15, 2019 @ 8:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 149.5517° East, -5.9904° South, depth 58.97 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe. Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 25 km N of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.5517° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.9904° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km N of Kandrian, 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 2019-07-15 08:21:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-15 08:41:48 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 5.768 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 591 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 3.156 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 20 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 us70004kfs Id of event.
Event Code 70004kfs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004kfs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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