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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 105 km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -4.6209S, 153.1776WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.72 km (50 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d3b4. Id of event: us6000d3b4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 153.1776° East, -4.6209° South, depth 80.72 km. The temblor was reported at 02:32:10 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/20 / 2020-12-27 02:32:10 / December 27, 2020 @ 2:32 am.

The epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every 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 ten and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 105 km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 153.1776° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.6209° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 105 km ESE of Kokopo, 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 2020-12-27 02:32:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-27 02:53:49 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 3.991 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 449 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 6.341 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 27 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 us6000d3b4 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d3b4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d3b4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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