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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 77 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3463S, 154.7871WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006cqy. Unique identifier: us70006cqy. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/11/19 / 2019-11-25 16:00:23 / November 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 154.7871° East, latitude -6.3463° South, depth = 70.52 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 70.52 km (44 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:00:23 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 77 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.7871° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3463° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km W of Panguna, 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 2019-11-25 16:00:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-25 16:20:43 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 3.931 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 449 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 3.377 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 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 us70006cqy Id of event.
Event Code 70006cqy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006cqy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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