Magnitude 6.7 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

2006 October 17 01:25:12 UTC

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Magnitude6.7
Date-Time
Location 5.846°S, 151.010°E
Depth32 km (19.9 miles) set by location program
RegionNEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances100 km (60 miles) ESE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
165 km (105 miles) ENE of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
575 km (360 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2400 km (1490 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 5.1 km (3.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=215, Nph=215, Dmin=578.2 km, Rmss=0.9 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
Source
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  • The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred IN THE NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA about 105 km (65 miles) ESE of Kimbe or about 575 km (355 miles) NE of Port Moresby at 7:25 PM MDT, Oct 16, 2006 (Oct 17 at 11:25 AM local time in 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.
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