EQ of M 6.8 Near N. Coast Of New Guinea, PNG

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posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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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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posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 06:16 PM
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Really shallow quake


Hope everyone is ok.



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by muse7
Really shallow quake


Hope everyone is ok.


Yes I hope too, USGS say 8 km


Magnitude 6.8
Date-Time

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 22:55:26 UTC
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 08:55:26 AM at epicenter

Location 3.178°S, 142.514°E
Depth 8 km (5.0 miles)
Region NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G.
Distances

136 km (84 miles) WNW (289°) from Wewak, New Guinea, PNG
148 km (92 miles) ESE (113°) from Vanimo, New Guinea, PNG
214 km (133 miles) ESE (110°) from Jayapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
870 km (541 miles) NW (323°) from PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

earthquake.usgs.gov...

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posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 06:23 PM
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Fortunately for now there were no immediate reports of damage or injury, but was very strong shake

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Aitape

21 km SE of Aitape, Papua New Guinea / pop: 5,547 / local time: 08:55:27.0 2013-04-17


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.


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posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 06:26 PM
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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.



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 06:44 PM
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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.


Yes dangerous days for seizmic activity worldwide ..

Also I already post that, we can only hope for the best ..

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posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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This will end up as a Mag 6.5. It is not showing strongly enough on the seismos to be a Mag 6.8.



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 07:07 PM
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USGS now put depth 13 km, that's good news ..

Magnitude 6.8
Date-Time

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 22:55:27 UTC
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 08:55:27 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 3.216°S, 142.537°E
Depth 13 km (8.1 miles)
Region NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G.
Distances 18 km (11 miles) ESE of Aitape, Papua New Guinea
130 km (80 miles) WNW of Wewak, Papua New Guinea
145 km (90 miles) ESE of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea
213 km (132 miles) ESE of Jayapura, Indonesia

earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 07:39 PM
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6.8-magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea: USGS
AFP April 17, 2013, 9:54 am


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."


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posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 06:28 PM
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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

www.emsc-csem.org...

static1.emsc.eu...
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Another EQ of M 6.6 at P.N.G., similar magnitude ..

2013-04-23 23:14:42.0 3.91 S 152.15 E 25 6.6 NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.

www.emsc-csem.org...

earthquake.usgs.gov...



Magnitude 6.4
Date-Time

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 23:14:42 UTC
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 09:14:42 AM at epicenter

Location 3.920°S, 152.127°E
Depth 17.8 km (11.1 miles)
Region NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances

34 km (21 miles) N (349°) from Rabaul, New Britain, PNG
211 km (131 miles) SE (136°) from Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG
386 km (240 miles) NE (48°) from Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
649 km (403 miles) ENE (61°) from Lae, New Guinea, PNG
822 km (511 miles) NE (42°) from PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

earthquake.usgs.gov...
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