Magnitude 6.8 - BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

2006 September 01 10:18:52 UTC

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Magnitude6.8
Date-Time
Location 6.822°S, 155.535°E
Depth45.7 km (28.4 miles) set by location program
RegionBOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances60 km (35 miles) S of Arawa, Bougainville, PNG
125 km (75 miles) W of Chirovanga, Choiseul, Solomon Islands
960 km (600 miles) ENE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2310 km (1430 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 5.5 km (3.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=166, Nph=166, Dmin=564.8 km, Rmss=0.87 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=R
Source
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Event IDusscaw
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  • The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred 60 km (40 miles) S of Arawa, Bougainville, PNG; 2310 km (1430 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia at 4:18 AM MDT, Sep 1, 2006 (8:18 PM local time in Papua New Guinea). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time; however, this earthquake may have caused damage due to its location and size.
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