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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Madang in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.361S, 145.9113WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 145.9113° East, -5.361° South, depth 64.36 km. The temblor was reported at 12:34:20 / 12:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000dfkn. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dfkn. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 12:34:20 / February 8, 2021 @ 12:34 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.36 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Goroka, Madang. Epicenter of the event was 20 km (12 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 20 km SE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.9113° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.361° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20 km SE of Madang, 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 2021-02-08 12:34:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-08 12:53:43 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 6.338 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000dfkn Id of event.
Event Code 6000dfkn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dfkn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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