Strong earthquake struck New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck New Ireland Region of Papua New Guinea on April 6, 2012 at 16:15:55 UTC according to USGS. The epicenter was located 150 km (93 miles) ESE (104°) from Rabaul, New Britain, PNG (4.534°S, 153.497°E). The depth of epicenter was at 85.4 km (53.1 miles).

No tsunami alert was issued.

Epicenter was out in the sea and at a depth so no damage is expected.

Papua New Guinea is often struck by massive earthquakes with magnitudes of 7 or more.

Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time
  • Friday, April 06, 2012 at 16:15:55 UTC
  • Saturday, April 07, 2012 at 02:15:55 AM at epicenter
Location 4.534°S, 153.497°E
Depth 85.4 km (53.1 miles)
Region NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
  • 150 km (93 miles) ESE (104°) from Rabaul, New Britain, PNG
  • 294 km (183 miles) NW (309°) from Arawa, Bougainville, PNG
  • 371 km (230 miles) SE (126°) from Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG
  • 760 km (472 miles) ENE (71°) from Lae, New Guinea, PNG
  • 885 km (550 miles) NE (52°) from PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.3 km (8.9 miles); depth +/- 9.5 km (5.9 miles)
Parameters NST=247, Nph=247, Dmin=152.5 km, Rmss=1 sec, Gp= 18°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0008xd7

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