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

Earthquake location -5.5515S, 149.5514WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Event id: us6000cb66. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cb66. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 181.04 km (112 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.5514 East, latitude -5.5515 South, depth = 181.04 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/20 / 2020-10-22 06:14:24 / October 22, 2020 @ 6:14 am. The temblor was picked up at 06:14:24 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 64 km W of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 149.5514° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.5515° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 181.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64 km W of Kimbe, 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 2020-10-22 06:14:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-22 06:32:29 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 2.932 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us6000cb66 Id of event.
Event Code 6000cb66 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cb66, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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