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

Earthquake location -5.7992S, 146.7184WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 106 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea (66 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000din2. Unique identifier: us7000din2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:43:00 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 62.5 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 146.7184° East, latitude -5.7992° South, depth = 62.5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/21 / 2021-03-12 14:43:00 / March 12, 2021 @ 2:43 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 106 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.7184° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.7992° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 106 km NNW of Lae, 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 2021-03-12 14:43:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-12 14:54:56 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 3.608 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us7000din2 Id of event.
Event Code 7000din2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000din2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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