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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)

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Latest Significant Earthquakes

Posted by feww on August 5, 2010

Summary of Significant Seismic Events in the Last 36 Hours

[NOTE: Allow an additional  0.3Mw  to 0.6Mw to compensate for USGS/EHP political downgrading of the following quake magnitudes.]

Magnitude 7.0 – NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

  • Date-Time: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 22:01:43 UTC
  • Location 5.768°S, 150.776°E
  • Depth 44 km (27.3 miles) set by location program

10-degree Map Centered at 5°S,150°E


Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW.

Magnitude 6.0 – EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS

  • Date-Time: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 23:48:02 UTC
  • Location: 45.964°N, 153.216°E
  • Depth: 33.6 km (20.9 miles)

Magnitude 6.4 – ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA

  • Date-Time: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 12:58:24 UTC
  • Location: 51.426°N, 178.607°W
  • Depth 27 km (16.8 miles)

Magnitude 6.4 – EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

  • Date-Time: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 07:15:33 UTC
  • Location: 5.521°S, 146.793°E
  • Depth: 213.6 km (132.7 miles) set by location program

Magnitude 6.0 – SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS

  • Date-Time: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 04:46:21 UTC
  • Location: 26.953°S, 177.148°W
  • Depth: 23.7 km (14.7 miles)

Magnitude: 6.3 – MOLUCCA SEA

  • Date-Time: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 at 12:08:26 UTC
  • Location: 1.243°N, 126.277°E
  • Depth: 42.8 km (26.6 miles)

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