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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Rabaul in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -3.7077S, 151.8401WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.82 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000cqm7. Event ids that are associated: us7000cqm7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 34.82 km, 151.8401° East, -3.7077° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 17:48:05 / December 12, 2020 @ 5:48 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:48:05 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 65 km NNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.8401° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.7077° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65 km NNW of Rabaul, 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 2020-12-12 17:48:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-12 18:30:06 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 385 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 4.764 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000cqm7 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cqm7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cqm7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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