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Strong earthquake, 6.7 mag has occurred near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.113S, 146.237WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Global time and date of event 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 07:35:32 / October 8, 2020 @ 7:35 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.237 East, latitude -6.113 South, depth = 116 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 116 km (72 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:35:32 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20282000, at00qhvh38. Id of event: at00qhvh38.

Event epicenter was 107 km (66 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bulolo, Madang, Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km ENE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.237° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.113° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 116 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45 km ENE 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 07:35:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-08 07:46:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 691 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 ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 37 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.392039 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53.99999568 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 at00qhvh38 Id of event.
Event Code 00qhvh38 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20282000,at00qhvh38, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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