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Strong earthquake: M6.9 quake has struck near Kokoda in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -7.847S, 147.7548WA earthquake with magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 114 kilometers (71 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). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 02:50:23 / July 17, 2020 @ 2:50 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.7548 East, latitude -7.847 South, depth = 85.46 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.46 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:50:23 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qdlek0, pt20199000, us7000aq3e. Id of event: us7000aq3e.

Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 115 km (71 miles) from Popondetta (c. 28 200 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Kokoda (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wau, Popondetta, Kokoda.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 114 km N of Kokoda, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.7548° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.847° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 114 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 02:50:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-17 03:07:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4 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 736 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 ,at,pt,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 1.655 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 19 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 us7000aq3e Id of event.
Event Code 7000aq3e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qdlek0,pt20199000,us7000aq3e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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