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Strong earthquake, 6.1 mag has occurred near Taron in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.4543S, 154.7127WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 186 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (116 miles) on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009bn4. Unique identifier: us70009bn4. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:21:19 / 9:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 154.7127 East, latitude -4.4543 South, depth = 466.17 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/05/20 / 2020-05-07 11:21:19 / May 7, 2020 @ 11:21 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 466.17 km (290 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 186 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.7127° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.4543° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 466.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 186km E of Taron, 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 11:21:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-07 11:36:42 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 572 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 2.555 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us70009bn4 Id of event.
Event Code 70009bn4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009bn4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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