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This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Friday, April 06, 2012 at 16:15:55 UTC
Saturday, April 07, 2012 at 02:15:55 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
85.4 km (53.1 miles)
NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
52 km (32 miles) E of Taron, New Ireland, PNG
150 km (93 miles) ESE of Rabaul, New Britain, PNG
884 km (549 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2543 km (1580 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
horizontal +/- 14.3 km (8.9 miles); depth +/- 9.5 km (5.9 miles)
NST=247, Nph=247, Dmin=152.5 km, Rmss=1 sec, Gp= 18°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Reference Number 3685888
Universal Time April 5 2012 at 23:05
NZ Standard Time Friday, April 6 2012 at 11:05 am
Latitude, Longitude 44.16°S, 169.71°E
Focal Depth 5 km
Richter magnitude 4.5
30 km west of Twizel
60 km south-west of Mount Cook
130 km west of Timaru
200 km north of Dunedin
Magnitude Mw 6.0
Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
Date time 2012-04-07 11:58:09.1 UTC
Location 6.90 S ; 149.56 E
Depth 47 km
Distances 2315 km NW Brisbane (pop 1,843,392 ; local time 21:58:09.1 2012-04-07)
163 km SW Kimbe (pop 18,847 ; local time 21:58:09.1 2012-04-07)
77 km S Kandrian (pop 1,014 ; local time 21:58:09.1 2012-04-07)
388 km NE Port moresby (pop 283,733 ; local time 21:58:09.1 2012-04-07)
given that there's a full moon
Date/Time: 1983/10/4 18:52:15.84
Lat: -26.539 Long: -70.503
Region: Atacama, Chile
Mw 7.7 [hrv] Mw 7.4 [usgs]
Mw 7.7 [p&s] Ms 7.3 [p&s]
Depth: 24.6 km
Deaths: n/a Injuries: n/a
Catalog Source: ehb
A 1.5-meter uplift near Chanaral was reported and some roads were blocked by landslides. A minor tsunami was recorded at Valparaiso. Felt strongly (VII) in northern Chile. Felt also in Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. This appears to be a multiple event.