Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

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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
Magnitude: 6.7 Mwp

(reviewed by PTWC)

6.7
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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