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.
|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