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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.1487S, 152.5262WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.5262 East, latitude -4.1487 South, depth = 132.07 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/05/20 / 2020-05-07 15:16:41 / May 7, 2020 @ 3:16 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.07 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:16:41 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70009bqa. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009bqa.

Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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. 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: 36 km NE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 152.5262° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.1487° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km NE of Kokopo, 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 2020-05-07 15:16:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-07 15:34:36 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 0.364 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us70009bqa Id of event.
Event Code 70009bqa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009bqa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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