6.7 Earthquake Hits Eastern New Guinea Reg, Papua New Guinea – Oct 14, 2011

Just one day after the strong Earthquake at Bali, Indonesie, a very strong 6.7 Earthquake hits Eastern New Guinea Reg, Papua New Guinea today.

Papua New Guinea lies on the “Ring of Fire.” The region is an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones that stretches around the Pacific Rim and where about 90 percent of the world’s quakes occur.

Magnitude 6.7
Date-Time
Location 6.626°S, 147.927°E
Depth 45.4 km (28.2 miles)
Region EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances 103 km (64 miles) E of Lae, New Guinea, PNG
184 km (114 miles) WSW of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
323 km (200 miles) NNE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2372 km (1473 miles) NNW of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.3 km (8.9 miles); depth +/- 8.5 km (5.3 miles)
Parameters NST=176, Nph=181, Dmin=318.4 km, Rmss=1.27 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source
  • Magnitude: NOAA, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc00069ba

News Bulletin Pacific Warning Center:

Link: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center/NOAA/NWS

Stay tuned..

Source and author: earthquake.usgs.gov * ptwc.weather.gov

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