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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Bougainville Island, N. Solomons

Posted by feww on January 22, 2017

M7.9 strikes WNW of Panguna, PNG

EQ Details
Magnitude: 7.9 mww  [USGS/EHP]
Location: 6.214°S, 155.122°E [uncertainty: ± 7.8 km]
Depth 136.0 km [uncertainty± 1.9]
Time: 2017-01-22 04:30:23.140 UTC
Number of Phases: 145
Minimum Distance: 397.0 km (3.57°)
Travel Time Residual: 1.03 s
Azimuthal Gap: 15°

This earthquake struck onshore and did NOT generate a tsunami.

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Powerful Quake Strikes Solomon Islands

Posted by feww on May 7, 2015

Last Update: 08:38:22

M7.1 Earthquake Shakes Bougainville Island, North Solomons

MINOR SEA LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS OF UP TO 0.3 METERS ABOVE AND
BELOW THE NORMAL TIDE MAY CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS — US Tsunami Center

TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEAUS Tsunami Center

EQ Details

Magnitude: 7.1 Mw [USGS/EHP]
Location: 7.226°S, 154.551°E
Depth: 23.2 km
Time: 2015-05-07 07:10:22 UTC

Nearest Cities:

  • 144km (89mi) SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  • 156km (97mi) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 406km (252mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 521km (324mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  • 642km (399mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands

more details will follow…

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Strong Aftershock Strikes Offshore Bougainville Island

Posted by feww on April 19, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
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M6.6 Strikes 59km SW of Panguna, PNG

The aftershock follows a M7.1 quake that struck 57km SW of Panguna, on April 11, 2014.

The latest aftershock was the third to strike the region, measuring 6.5Mw or greater.

EQ Details

Event Time: 2014-04-19 01:04:03 UTC
Location: 6.679°S 155.085°E depth=24.4km (15.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 59km (37mi) SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  • 71km (44mi) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea

EQ Location Map

PNG EQ 19apr14
30 Days, Magnitude 4.5+ regional earthquakes. Source: USGS/EHP

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M6.5 Quake Strikes PNG

Posted by feww on April 12, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
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Powerful Earthquake Offshore North Solomons

Centered at 6.855°S, 155.017°E the 6.5Mw quake struck at a depth of 39.4km (24.5mi), about 78km (48mi) SW of Panguna, PNG.

The quake followed heightened seismicity in the area triggered by a M7.1 quake that struck 57km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on April 11.

Tsunami Evaluation

NO tsunami was detected.

Earthquake Details [USGS/EHP]

Magnitude: 6.5Mw
Location: 6.855°S, 155.017°E depth=39.4km (24.5mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 78km (48mi) SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  • 91km (57mi) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 411km (255mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 558km (347mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  • 613km (381mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands

Earthquake Location Map

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Latest Seismicity Around PRF

Chile-Peru Trench Continued Seismicity

M6.0 – 84km SW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-11 00:01:44 UTC

At least two more significant aftershocks struck along the Peru- Chile Trench following the deadly M8.2 quake, which struck Chile on April 1 (UTC).

The other significant aftershock was a M5.0 which struck 88km WNW of Iquique, Chile at 17:49:10 UTC (20.035°S 70.963°W depth=11.8km)

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast

For the next FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast see April 12 Bulletin, which would be released later today – members only.

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