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.
|Depth||85.4 km (53.1 miles)|
|Region||NEW IRELAND REGION, 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
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