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Moderate earthquake: M5.7 quake has struck near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3369S, 147.6009WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:19:51 / 3:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 147.6009 East, latitude -6.3369 South, depth = 29.26 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2lc. Id of event: us7000d2lc. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 03:19:51 / January 23, 2021 @ 3:19 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.26 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop).

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 six and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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. 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: 36 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.6009° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3369° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 km NW of Finschhafen, 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 2021-01-23 03:19:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-23 03:41:20 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 5.466 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 500 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 4.271 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us7000d2lc Id of event.
Event Code 7000d2lc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d2lc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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