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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake strikes near Lae in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.1546S, 146.7444WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (mg/mb) has striked on Saturday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 03:30:55 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 72.91 km (45 miles). Global time of event 2015-02-13 05:30:55 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lae in Papua New Guinea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 146.7444 East, latitude -6.1546 South, depth 72.91 km.

Close countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Lae.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.7444° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1546° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km 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 2015-02-13 17:30:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-02-13 21:55:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 1 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 3.255 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 usb000tp4x Id of event.
Event Code b000tp4x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usb000tp4x A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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