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Originally posted by muse7
Really shallow quake
Hope everyone is ok.
Aitape is a small town of about 8,000 people on the north coast of Papua New Guinea in the Sandaun Province. It is a coastal settlement that is almost equidistant from the provincial capitals of Wewak and Vanimo, and marks the midpoint of the highway between these two capitals.
Originally posted by Mnemicrsl
After the Iranian EQ and this one, I wonder how many more we can expect. I live in Cali and I hope we arent due for anything like these.
SYDNEY — A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, with seismologists warning there could be considerable damage.
"Authorities in the region should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action," it said.
Geoscience Australia measured the quake at a depth of 20 kilometres and 30 kilometres from Aitape and said around 60,000 people would be in the exposure zone.
"This would include outlying local villages," seismologist Steve Tatham told AFP.
"At this stage we have heard nothing about the effect but it is quite large and there would have been a high level of shaking.
"There is the possibility of considerable damage. It certainly could bring buildings down."
Originally posted by MariaLida
EQ was very shallow one, depth of 10 km ..
2013-04-16 22:55:27.0 15min ago 3.22 S 142.52 E 10 6.8 NEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PNG.
Magnitude Mw 6.8
Region NEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PNG.
Date time 2013-04-16 22:55:27.0 UTC
Location 3.22 S ; 142.52 E
Depth 10 km
Distances 846 km NW of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,733 / local time: 08:55:30.0 2013-04-17
115 km W of Wewak, Papua New Guinea / pop: 18,230 / local time: 08:55:30.0 2013-04-17
34 km SE of Aitape, Papua New Guinea / pop: 5,547 / local time: 08:55:30.0 2013-04-17
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