Magnitude 6.8 - EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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2007 November 22 08:48:29 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.8
Date-Time
Location 5.795°S, 147.113°E
Depth72.7 km (45.2 miles) set by location program
RegionEASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances110 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 Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.5 km (2.8 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=204, Nph=204, Dmin=999.5 km, Rmss=0.91 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=Q
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2007kaaq
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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.

  • Felt Reports

    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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