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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.0086S, 149.5069WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 59.79 km (37 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:43:44 / 6:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/07/19 / 2019-07-20 20:43:44 / July 20, 2019 @ 8:43 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.5069 East, latitude -6.0086 South, depth = 59.79 km. Event id: us70004psn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004psn.

Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 23 km NNW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.5069° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.0086° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NNW 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 2019-07-20 20:43:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-20 21:00:23 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 4.478 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 482 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 3.203 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us70004psn Id of event.
Event Code 70004psn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004psn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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