Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit New Ireland region, PNG

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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit New Ireland, Papua New Guinea on August 2, 2012 at 9:56 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 34 km (21 miles) SE of Taron, PNG at 4.706°S, 153.228°E. Recorded depth was 70.6 km (43.9 miles).

EMSC is reporting magnitude 5.8 and depth of 60 km.

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. There are no people living in 100 km radius.

Magnitude 6.3
Date-Time
  • Thursday, August 02, 2012 at 09:56:44 UTC
  • Thursday, August 02, 2012 at 07:56:44 PM at epicenter
Location 4.706°S, 153.228°E
Depth 70.6 km (43.9 miles)
Region NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances 34 km (21 miles) SE of Taron, PNG
114 km (70 miles) ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
304 km (188 miles) WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
354 km (219 miles) ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14 km (8.7 miles); depth +/- 9.1 km (5.7 miles)
Parameters NST=245, Nph=256, Dmin=131.4 km, Rmss=0.83 sec, Gp= 18°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000bldc

 

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