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Strong earthquake: M6.7 quake has struck near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.108S, 146.186WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115.5 km (72 miles). Exact location, longitude 146.186° East, latitude -6.108° South, depth = 115.5 km. Id of earthquake: pt20282000. Event ids that are associated: pt20282000. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 07:35:32 / October 8, 2020 @ 7:35 am UTC/GMT. The 6.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:35:32 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 112 km (69 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 132 km (82 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kundiawa, Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 40 km ENE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.186° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.108° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40 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 07:43:46 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 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 pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75.599993952 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 pt20282000 Id of event.
Event Code 20282000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20282000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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