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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Panguna in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.2231S, 154.4725WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 112 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (70 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 10:57:10 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.28 km (27 miles). Exact location, longitude 154.4725° East, latitude -6.2231° South, depth = 43.28 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/09/20 / 2020-09-09 10:57:10 / September 9, 2020 @ 10:57 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bkaw. Unique identifier: us7000bkaw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 112 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.4725° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2231° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 112 km W of Panguna, 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 2020-09-09 10:57:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-09 11:18:57 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 3.652 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 449 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 3.059 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us7000bkaw Id of event.
Event Code 7000bkaw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bkaw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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