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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.0218S, 150.2888WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 150.2888 East, latitude -6.0218 South, depth = 57.95 km. The temblor was reported at 01:15:47 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.95 km (36 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007n4a. Id of event: us70007n4a. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/02/20 / 2020-02-11 15:15:47 / February 11, 2020 @ 3:15 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km SSE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 150.2888° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.0218° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km SSE 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 2020-02-11 15:15:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-11 15:34:05 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 416 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 2.606 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us70007n4a Id of event.
Event Code 70007n4a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007n4a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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