6.3 Magnitude earthquake rocked New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea – Oct 18, 2011

A 6.3-MAGNITUDE earthquake has rocked Papua New Guinea’s remote New Britain region.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami alert.

Magnitude 6.0 (6.3)
Date-Time
Location 5.872°S, 151.001°E
Depth 21 km (13.0 miles)
Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances 100 km (62 miles) ESE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
163 km (101 miles) ENE of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
576 km (357 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2401 km (1491 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 5.2 km (3.2 miles)
Parameters NST=342, Nph=347, Dmin=226 km, Rmss=0.99 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=”moment” magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=A
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0006azz

Earthquakes 6+

From September 22, 2011 to October 18, 2011

6.2 Alaska on  Sept. 14 / 6.0 Cuba , 6.1 Nw. Zealand , 6.2 Japan , 7.3 Fiji all on Sept. 15 / 6.6 Japan , 6.0 Japan both on Sept.16 / 6.9 India on Sept. 18 / 6.4 Tonga on Sept. 22 / 6.2 Argentina on Oct. 6 / 6.1 Kermadec Islands on Oct. 7/6.8 Bali on Oct.13/6.7 Papua Nw. Guinea, 6.1 Amurskaya Russia both on Oct.14/6.3  Papua Nw. Guinea on Oct.18/

Source and author: earthquake.usgs.gov

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