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Magnitude 6.6 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - usdpaw

2005 September 29 15:50:23 UTC

A strong earthquake occurred at 15:50:23 (UTC) on Thursday, September 29, 2005. The magnitude 6.6 event has been located in the NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 6.6
Date-Time
  • Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 15:50:23 (UTC)
    = Coordinated Universal Time
  • Friday, September 30, 2005 at 1:50:23 AM
    = local time at epicenter
  • Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 5.437°S, 151.816°E
    Depth 25 km (15.5 miles) set by location program
    Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    Distances
    145 km (90 miles) SSW of Rabaul, New Britain, PNG
    175 km (110 miles) SW of Taron, New Ireland, PNG
    675 km (420 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
    2445 km (1520 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.9 km (3.0 miles); depth fixed by location program
    Parameters Nst=268, Nph=268, Dmin=674.9 km, Rmss=0.83 sec, Gp= 29°,
    M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=T
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usdpaw

    • Preliminary Earthquake Report
    • U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
      World Data Center for Seismology, Denver