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Major earthquake: M7.3 quake has struck near Kokoda in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -7.8S, 147.7WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 119 kilometers (74 miles) from Kokoda in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokoda in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:50:24 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). Event id: at00qdlek0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qdlek0, pt20199000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85 km (53 miles). Global time and date of event 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 02:50:24 / July 17, 2020 @ 2:50 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.7 East, latitude -7.8 South, depth = 85 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae, Bulolo, Popondetta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 143 km (89 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from Popondetta (c. 28 200 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 120 km (75 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 120 km (75 miles) from Kokoda (c. 6 200 pop).

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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 119 km N of Kokoda, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.7° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.8° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 119 km N of Kokoda, 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 2020-07-17 02:50:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-17 02:59:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 820 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 43 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46.799996256 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00qdlek0 Id of event.
Event Code 00qdlek0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qdlek0,pt20199000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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