Magnitude 6.7 - NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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2009 June 23 14:19:22 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.7
Date-Time
Location 5.153°S, 153.794°E
Depth64 km (39.8 miles) set by location program
RegionNEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances115 km (70 miles) SE of Taron, New Ireland, PNG
205 km (130 miles) ESE of Rabaul, New Britain, PNG
870 km (540 miles) ENE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2475 km (1530 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 5.2 km (3.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=242, Nph=242, Dmin=827.9 km, Rmss=1.18 sec, Gp= 14°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=S
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2009ifa4
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Felt (V) at Kokopo. Also felt at Arawa.

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