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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Lae in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.5998S, 146.9654WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/11/20 / 2020-11-05 21:57:03 / November 5, 2020 @ 9:57 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000cb1w. Event ids that are associated: us7000cb1w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 146.9654° East, latitude -6.5998° South, depth = 24.71 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:57:03 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 24.71 km (15 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 14 km (9 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wau, Bulolo, Lae.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 14 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.9654° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.5998° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14 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 2020-11-05 21:57:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-05 22:09:10 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 416 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 2.793 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 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 us7000cb1w Id of event.
Event Code 7000cb1w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cb1w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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