Magnitude 6.8 - EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
2007 November 22 08:48:29 UTC
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|Depth||72.7 km (45.2 miles) set by location program|
|Region||EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA|
|Distances||110 km (70 miles) N of Lae, New Guinea, PNG|
155 km (95 miles) ESE of Madang, New Guinea, PNG
410 km (255 miles) N of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2490 km (1540 miles) NNW of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 4.5 km (2.8 miles); depth fixed by location program|
|Parameters||NST=204, Nph=204, Dmin=999.5 km, Rmss=0.91 sec, Gp= 22°,|
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=Q
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The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 100 km (60 miles) N of Lae, New Guinea, PNG and 400 km (250 miles) N of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea at 1:48 AM MST, Nov 22, 2007 (6:48 PM local time in Papua New Guinea). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.
Damage to a water tower and knocked out power at Lae. Loose items were dislodged and damaged. Felt (V) at Lae. Also felt at Bulolo, Goroka, Kainantu and Port Moresby.
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