Magnitude 6.8 - NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G.

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2011 July 31 23:38:57 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.8
Date-Time
Location 3.569°S, 144.844°E
Depth16.8 km (10.4 miles)
RegionNEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G.
Distances134 km (83 miles) E of Wewak, New Guinea, PNG
211 km (131 miles) NNW of Madang, New Guinea, PNG
701 km (435 miles) NNW of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2787 km (1731 miles) NNW of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 14.2 km (8.8 miles); depth +/- 5.8 km (3.6 miles)
ParametersNST=125, Nph=125, Dmin=327.3 km, Rmss=1 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • Magnitude: NOAA, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc0005706
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