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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.3114S, 147.4418WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea on Friday. The temblor was reported at 10:16:50 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 10:16:50 / December 18, 2020 @ 10:16 am. Event id: us7000cs39. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs39. Exact location of event, longitude 147.4418 East, latitude -6.3114 South, depth = 47.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.9 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.4418° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3114° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place eastern New Guinea region, 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 2020-12-18 10:16:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-18 10:36:45 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 3.086 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 us7000cs39 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cs39 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cs39, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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