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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.6317S, 149.4698WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 126 km NW of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (78 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude 149.4698 East, latitude -4.6317 South, depth = 564.73 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 564.73 km (351 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:42:25 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007m02. Id of event: us70007m02. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 09:42:25 / February 9, 2020 @ 9:42 am UTC/GMT.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 126 km NW of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.4698° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.6317° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 564.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 126km NW of Kimbe, 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 2020-02-09 09:42:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-09 10:00:38 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 1 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 0 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 2.721 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 24 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 us70007m02 Id of event.
Event Code 70007m02 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007m02, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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