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Earthquake with magnitude of Mwp 6.1 on date 15-05-2017 and time 15:22:41 (Italy) in region Papua New Guinea [Sea]

A magnitude Mwp 6.1 earthquake occured in region: Papua New Guinea [Sea], on

  • 15-05-2017 13:22:41 (UTC)
  • 15-05-2017 15:22:41 (UTC +02:00) Italian time
  • 16-05-2017 00:22:41 (UTC +11:00) local time in the region of the earthquake (Pacific/Bougainville)

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) -4.06, 152.5 at 20 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

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The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

No Italian municipalities within 100 km from the epicenter with at least 50000 inhabitants.

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The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

This map shows the distribution of the effects of the earthquake on the territory in terms of the MCS (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg) intensity scale. The intensities are determined using the data provided in the questionnaire (http://www.haisentitoilterremoto.it/) that are analysed using robust statistical techniques since they are not verified individually. Specifically, the assignment of MCS intensities greater or equal the VI degree of the MCS scale require opportune in situ verification by professional experts. The purple start shows the epicenter. This map is prepared every so often that the population fill in new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires used to determine the map and the date and time of the last adjournment are shown in the upper right part of the panel.
Locations history
Type Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Magnitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 100 2017-05-15
13:22:41
-4.06 152.5 mb 5.5
Mwp 6.1
Mwpd 6.4
20 2017-05-15
13:38:07
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 45336611
Best location and best magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2017-05-15 13:22:41
Latitude -4.06
Longitude 152.50
Depth (km) 20 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin automatic
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV-A
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 45336611

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 14100
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 7436
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 234
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 12872
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 45.0747
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 71
Number of defining phases 71
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 1.86308
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 7.53759
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 91.89405
Number of stations at which the event was observed 71
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 71
Magnitudes information

Mwpd:6.4

Field Value
Value 6.4
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 33
Type of magnitude Mwpd
Reference to an origin 45336611
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2017-05-15 13:38:07

Mwp:6.1

Field Value
Value 6.1
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 37
Type of magnitude Mwp
Reference to an origin 45336611
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2017-05-15 13:38:07

mb:5.5

Field Value
Value 5.5
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 61
Type of magnitude mb
Reference to an origin 45336611
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2017-05-15 13:38:07
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
US.WVOR.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:35:47.30 10.0 negative automatic P 48 91.8941 -0.0250982 0.0745018
AT.SKAG.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:35:26.00 10.0 negative automatic sP 29 84.5875 6.27181 0
US.EGAK.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:35:10.00 10.0 positive automatic P 23 83.8786 1.43631 0.0169769
IU.COLA.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:34:54.97 10.0 negative automatic P 22 81.3673 -0.504199 0.145177
IU.MAKZ.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:34:47.22 10.0 positive automatic P 319 79.8566 -0.222442 0.164573
AT.TTA.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:34:33.22 10.0 negative automatic P 21 77.3075 -0.245458 0.18845
II.KDAK.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:34:30.67 10.0 positive automatic P 27 75.7671 6.06911 0.211676
AK.TNA.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:34:21.35 10.0 positive automatic P 16 75.2997 -0.556322 0
IU.SBA.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:34:15.90 10.0 positive automatic P 177 74.1743 0.511651 0.0902067
GT.VNDA.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:34:11.50 10.0 positive automatic P 178 73.6282 -0.70511 0.233927
AK.GAMB.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:34:07.67 10.0 positive automatic P 16 72.8962 -0.193431 0.209622
IU.CASY.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:33:41.17 10.0 positive automatic P 197 68.704 -1.19038 0.282803
IU.YAK.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:33:39.42 10.0 positive automatic P 349 68.3606 -0.814503 0.286796
IU.ULN.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:33:21.57 10.0 negative automatic P 328 65.3507 0.245061 0.330514
IU.MA2.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:33:08.62 10.0 positive automatic P 359 63.6446 -1.33497 0.360885
MY.IPM.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:33:07.97 10.0 positive automatic PcP 279 52.128 7.15342 0
IU.ADK.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:33:03.32 10.0 negative automatic P 21 61.7587 5.97563 0.37761
IU.CHTO.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:32:35.87 10.0 positive automatic sP 295 57.4455 0.76747 0
RM.SLV.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:32:04.17 10.0 negative automatic P 300 53.9234 1.75819 0.440048
MY.KUM.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:31:53.02 10.0 negative automatic P 280 52.6244 0.254763 0.241695
IU.YSS.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:31:44.80 10.0 positive automatic P 352 51.7332 -1.34665 0.513695
MY.KOM.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:31:25.77 10.0 negative automatic P 276 48.9709 0.541327 0.49082
IU.INCN.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:31:18.12 10.0 positive automatic P 332 47.9936 0.418343 0.601093
JP.JTM.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:31:01.05 10.0 positive automatic P 348 46.0501 -1.4879 0.635177
NZ.ODZ.HHZ.10 2017-05-15T13:30:45.67 10.0 negative automatic P 162 43.9589 -0.265426 0.628039
NZ.KHZ.HHZ.10 2017-05-15T13:30:34.20 10.0 positive automatic P 157 42.6867 -1.4242 0.644227
AU.MORW.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:30:33.92 10.0 positive automatic P 230 42.6421 -1.38206 0.650728
JP.JNU.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:30:33.05 10.0 positive automatic P 333 42.443 -0.675509 0.718018
IU.MAJO.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:30:32.87 10.0 positive automatic P 343 42.7397 -3.24123 0.663784
IU.SNZO.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:30:31.02 10.0 positive automatic P 155 42.2306 -0.902135 0.672854
JP.JGF.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:30:28.45 10.0 negative automatic P 342 42.1252 -2.69317 0.605889
AU.GIRL.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:30:26.25 10.0 negative automatic P 240 41.4043 1.08091 0.729136
JP.JMN.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:30:25.80 10.0 positive automatic P 336 41.6812 -1.70995 0.600787
JP.JSU.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:30:23.95 10.0 positive automatic P 331 41.2994 -0.403034 0.689606
MY.SBM.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:30:21.57 10.0 negative automatic P 279 40.7819 1.50794 0.668612
NZ.URZ.HHZ.10 2017-05-15T13:30:21.68 10.0 negative automatic P 150 40.8945 0.709493 0.684508
II.TAU.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:30:06.07 10.0 positive automatic P 186 39.1229 -0.194209 0.729559
JP.JOW.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:30:03.90 10.0 positive automatic P 324 38.7626 0.637826 0.771343
MY.KKM.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:29:54.32 10.0 negative automatic P 285 37.6131 0.636525 0.724982
NZ.OUZ.HHZ.10 2017-05-15T13:29:47.35 10.0 positive automatic P 151 36.7655 0.992656 0.803315
IU.MBWA.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:29:39.60 10.0 positive automatic P 239 36.1228 -1.29948 0.804767
MY.LDM.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:29:35.27 10.0 negative automatic P 285 35.1955 2.33993 0.82321
AU.FORT.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:29:32.05 10.0 positive automatic P 218 35.2727 -1.54663 0.821667
AU.TOO.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:29:22.77 10.0 positive automatic P 190 34.1213 -0.947279 0.816361
AU.MILA.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:29:22.27 10.0 positive automatic P 185 33.1386 7.07136 0.885459
AU.HTT.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:29:03.57 10.0 positive automatic P 202 31.9854 -1.51014 0.87846
G.CAN.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:28:59.45 10.0 positive automatic P 185 31.4279 -0.722885 0.806517
AU.WRKA.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:28:57.45 10.0 negative automatic P 226 31.3216 -1.77933 0.946548
GE.LUWI.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:28:46.92 10.0 negative automatic P 275 29.8469 0.820463 0.754717
AU.RIV.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:28:45.75 10.0 positive automatic P 182 29.7973 0.0791518 0.43956
AU.FITZ.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:28:44.35 10.0 positive automatic P 240 29.7945 -1.30491 0.91954
GE.SOEI.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:28:38.92 10.0 positive automatic pP 257 28.5848 -2.11184 0
II.MSVF.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:28:34.97 10.0 negative automatic P 121 28.5151 0.551205 0.888889
GE.SANI.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:28:17.12 10.0 negative automatic P 274 26.5478 0.459828 0.888889
AU.ARMA.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:28:14.85 10.0 positive automatic P 182 26.3729 -0.41787 0.888889
AU.QLP.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:27:51.27 10.0 positive automatic P 199 23.8733 -1.12505 0.879121
II.WRAB.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:27:50.22 10.0 negative automatic P 227 23.7588 -1.15138 0.888889
ND.ONTNC.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:27:40.10 10.0 positive automatic P 145 22.7095 -0.542529 0.909091
AU.MTN.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:27:40.32 10.0 negative automatic P 246 22.8658 -1.98442 0.808081
GE.BNDI.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:27:39.37 10.0 positive automatic P 268 22.5359 0.583089 0.952381
G.DZM.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:27:37.65 10.0 positive automatic P 144 22.5197 -1.1132 0.909091
AU.KDU.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:27:27.32 10.0 negative automatic P 245 21.5911 -1.3857 0.941176
AU.EIDS.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:27:25.40 10.0 positive automatic P 184 21.3547 -0.804869 0.869565
IU.TARA.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:27:23.77 10.0 negative automatic P 76 21.1132 0.20339 0.761905
ND.KOUNC.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:27:12.69 10.0 positive automatic P 146 20.0878 0.23 0.930233
IU.GUMO.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:27:03.07 10.0 positive automatic P 337 19.2027 0.258804 0.615385
IU.CTAO.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:26:39.07 10.0 positive automatic P 200 17.1465 0.419009 0.952381
AU.COEN.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:25:53.20 10.0 positive automatic P 222 13.5133 2.3893 0.43956
GE.GENI.BHZ. 2017-05-15T13:25:38.07 10.0 negative automatic P 276 12.3981 2.5365 0.952381
IU.HNR.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:24:52.25 10.0 negative automatic P 126 9.1433 1.26273 0.851064
GE.PMG.BHZ.00 2017-05-15T13:24:31.47 10.0 positive automatic P 224 7.5376 2.51352 0.754717
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