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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag was detected near Panguna in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -7.0109S, 155.8141WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 55.03 km (34 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/21 / 2021-01-06 16:52:18 / January 6, 2021 @ 4:52 pm. Event id: us6000d66r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d66r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:52:18 / 4:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.8141 East, latitude -7.0109 South, depth = 55.03 km.

Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Nearby 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 84 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 155.8141° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.0109° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84 km SSE 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 2021-01-06 16:52:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-06 17:13:44 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 4.438 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 518 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 4.587 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 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 us6000d66r Id of event.
Event Code 6000d66r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d66r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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