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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.2472S, 146.2885WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:14:35 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 23:14:35 / October 8, 2020 @ 11:14 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000c6w6. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6w6. Exact location, longitude 146.2885° East, latitude -6.2472° South, depth = 105.33 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105.33 km (65 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Lae, Kainantu. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km E of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.2885° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2472° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47 km E of Kainantu, 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 2020-10-08 23:14:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-08 23:32:38 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 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 400 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 3.253 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000c6w6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6w6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c6w6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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