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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Panguna in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -6.9747S, 155.8275WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/21 / 2021-01-26 04:17:56 / January 26, 2021 @ 4:17 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87.56 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:17:56 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000d3c0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d3c0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.8275 East, latitude -6.9747 South, depth = 87.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 155.8275° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.9747° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 87.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82 km SSE 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 2021-01-26 04:17:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-26 04:31:22 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 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 4.576 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us7000d3c0 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d3c0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d3c0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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