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Great earthquake, 8 mag was detected near Panguna in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.2669S, 155.1189WA great earthquake with magnitude 8 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.1189 East, latitude -6.2669 South, depth = 153.8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 153.8 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 15:30:24 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007uph, at00ok5z6p, pt17022050. Id of event: us10007uph. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 04:30:24 / January 22, 2017 @ 4:30 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1-2 great quakes in the world. Earthquakes 8.0 or greater can totally destroy communities near the epicenter. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 40 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 155.1189° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.2669° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 153.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km W 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 2017-01-22 04:30:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-22 04:51:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 8.18 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 985 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,at,pt, 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 3.593 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007uph Id of event.
Event Code 10007uph An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007uph,at00ok5z6p,pt17022050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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