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M6.6 Strikes NEW BRITAIN REGION, PNG

Posted by feww on June 16, 2011

Strong earthquake strikes near Kimbe, New Britain, PNG

Earthquake Location Map


Source: USGS-EHP. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH.

EQ Details

  • Magnitude: 6.6
  • Date-Time: Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 00:03:36 UTC
  • Location: 5.994°S, 151.095°E
  • Depth: 21.5 km (13.4 miles)
  • Region: NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
  • Distances:
    • 115 km (71 miles) ESE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
    • 173 km (107 miles) E of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
    • 577 km (358 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
    • 2389 km (1484 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 15 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 7.3 km (4.5 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: usc00048pr

Tsunami Status

NO warning, watch or advisory currently in place, PTWC said.

Typical Tsunami Travel Time from PNG Region (included for reference ONLY)

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2 Responses to “M6.6 Strikes NEW BRITAIN REGION, PNG”

  1. Dave Crowley said

    thank goodness there is no tsunami warning/alert, with a 13m high wave hitting the american west coast there would be major damage!

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