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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea at 05:48 UTC on April 7, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). This quake is an aftershock...

April 07, 2018


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


M 6.8 struck near north coast of New Guinea, PNG

USGS and EMSC registered shallow M 6.8 struck near coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea on April 16, 2013 at 22:55 UTC. The epicenter was 136 km (84 miles) WNW from Wewak and 870 km (5441 miles) NW from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea at coordinates 3.178°S,

April 16, 2013

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Large explosive eruption seen at Manam volcano northeast of New Guinea

A large eruption occurred on January 12, 2013 at Manam volcano northeast of New Guinea. VAAC Darwin reported an ash plume rising up to 14 km (approx. 45,000 ft) altitude. A hot spot is visible on MODIS satellite data. Manam's volcanic ash advisory graphics

January 13, 2013

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Magnitude 6.2 - Near north coast of New Guinea

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has shaken the South Pacific region near the north coast of Papua New Guinea. Epicenter was 48 km (29 miles) ESE of Wewak, 242 km (150 miles) N of Mount Hagen, New Guinea, PNG (3.638°S, 144.160°E) at depth of 34.9 km (21.7 miles)

September 13, 2011

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Seven 6.0+ earthquakes in eight days

TheExtinctionProtocolsite identified four areas on the Pacific Plate that have been a source of an inordinate amount of recent strong earthquake activity in the Pacific Ring of Fire in post named "Catastrophism in the Ring of Fire: seven 6.0+ earthquakes in

August 02, 2011


Spectacular discoveries in New Guinea

Scientists made the astounding discoveries, which also included a river shark and dozens of butterflies, on New Guinea at a rate of two a week from 1998 to 2008, WWF said in a new report on the island's natural habitat. A frog with fangs, a blind snake and a

June 29, 2011