Magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck 9 km east of Kainantu (with population of 8,509 people) at Papua New Guinea, on March 21, 2012 at 22:15:05 UTC (08:15:05 AM by local time) according to USGS and EMSC. The epicenter was located 66 km (41 miles) east-southeast of Goroka, New Guinea, PNG, 114 km (70 miles) south of Madang, New Guinea, PNG and 382 km (237 miles) north-northwest of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (6.244°S, 145.959°E). The depth of epicenter was at 105.9 km (65.8 miles).
|Preliminary (PTWC)||Official (USGS)|
|Origin Time:||21 Mar 2012 22:15 UTC||21 Mar 2012 22:15 UTC|
(reviewed by PTWC)
|Latitude:||6.2° S||6.2° S|
|Longitude:||146° E||146° E|
|Depth:||145 km (90.1 mi)||105.9 km (65.8 mi)|
|Location:||New Guinea Papua New Guinea|
|More Info.:||updated earthquake information from the USGS NEIC|
Featured image: Ukarumpa (and Kainantu) from the air (Credit: Kahunapule Michael Johnson)
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