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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Lae in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.4785S, 147.0079WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 137 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea (85 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 199.02 km (124 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 147.0079 East, latitude -5.4785 South, depth = 199.02 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lae in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 01:38:18 / January 7, 2020 @ 1:38 am. The temblor was detected at 11:38:18 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006vii. Unique identifier: us70006vii.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 137 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.0079° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.4785° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 199.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 137km N of Lae, 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 2020-01-07 01:38:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-07 01:57:58 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 432 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 3.431 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 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 us70006vii Id of event.
Event Code 70006vii An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006vii, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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