Articles tagged "bougainville region"

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Very strong M6.8 earthquake hit near the coast of Bougainville Island, P.N.G.

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.8 hit near the coast of Bougainville Island, P.N.G. at 16:19 UTC on February 8, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 28 km (17.4 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 33.0 km...

February 08, 2016

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Very strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake off the coast of Bougainville Island, P.N.G.

A very strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.8 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea at 01:22 UTC on December 7, 2014. Both USGS and EMSC are reporting M6.8 at depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) at this time.Epicenter wa

December 07, 2014


Increased volcanic activity observed at Bagana, New Guinea

A significant ash plume reaching 7.6 km (25 000 feet) has been observed on satellite imagery taken above Bagana volcano on August 12, 2014. Darwin VAAC reported ash drifting 167 km southwest and raised Aviation Color Code to Red. It was lowered

August 15, 2014

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Massive earthquake M7.5 reported off the coast of Bougainville Island

A massive earthquake measuring M7.5 was recorded off the coast of Bougainville Island, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, on April 19, 2014 at 13:27 UTC. USGS said this event is the latest in an ongoing sequence of seismicity in the same region over the past we

April 19, 2014

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Swarm of strong earthquakes shakes Bougainville region, P.N.G.

A sequence of strong earthquakes started just below Bougainvile Island, Autonomous Region of Bougainville (previously known as North Solomons), on April 7, 2014.By April 12 USGS reported 26 earthquakes in the area, the strongest being M7.1 that struck on April 11 at

April 12, 2014

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Very strong earthquake M7.1 struck Bougainville region, P.N.G.

A very strong earthquake measuring M7.1 (USGS) struck Bougainville region, Papua New Gunea on April 11, 2014 at 07:07 UTC. Epicenter was located 52 km (32 miles) SW of Panguna and 64 km (40 miles) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. USGS is reporting

April 11, 2014