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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.0181S, 147.4536WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.93 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:48:43 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 12:48:43 / February 8, 2020 @ 12:48 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007li3. Unique identifier: us70007li3. Exact location of earthquake, 147.4536° East, -6.0181° South, depth 56.93 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 79 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.4536° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.0181° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km NW of Finschhafen, 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 2020-02-08 12:48:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-08 13:04:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 3.377 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70007li3 Id of event.
Event Code 70007li3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007li3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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