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Strong earthquake, 6 mag has occurred near New Britain region, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.5077S, 151.848WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, New Britain region, Papua New Guinea (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.848 East, latitude -5.5077 South, depth = 39.88 km. Unique identifier: us7000bcty. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bcty. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 19:08:56 / August 25, 2020 @ 7:08 pm. The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:08:56 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.88 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.848° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.5077° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place New Britain region, 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 2020-08-25 19:08:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-25 19:31:47 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 5.176 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 0 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 554 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 1.345 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us7000bcty Id of event.
Event Code 7000bcty An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bcty, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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