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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 64 km ENE of Wabag, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.1724S, 144.1948WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Wabag in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 02:46:01 / March 29, 2020 @ 2:46 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.47 km (61 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 144.1948 East, latitude -5.1724 South, depth = 98.47 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Wabag in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:46:01 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70008i2l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008i2l.

Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mount Hagen, Wabag. Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 nearby.

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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. 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: 64 km ENE of Wabag, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.1948° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.1724° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km ENE of Wabag, 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 2020-03-29 02:46:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-29 03:04:30 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 4.436 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us70008i2l Id of event.
Event Code 70008i2l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008i2l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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