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Moderate earthquake 5.5 mag, 48 km SE of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -2.9383S, 141.6499WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 05:34:08 / 5:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 19:34:08 / October 17, 2019 @ 7:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.68 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Vanimo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.6499° East, -2.9383° South, depth 25.68 km. Unique identifier: us70005v4h. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005v4h.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aitape, Vanimo, Vanimo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. 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: 48 km SE of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.6499° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.9383° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km SE of Vanimo, 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 2019-10-17 19:34:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-17 19:52:31 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 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 5.779 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 us70005v4h Id of event.
Event Code 70005v4h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005v4h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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