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M7.5 Earthquake - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea (1 Viewer)

JayF

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M7.5 Earthquake - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea
Preliminary Report

Magnitude7.5
Date-Time
  • 14 May 2019 12:58:26 UTC
  • 14 May 2019 22:58:26 near epicenter
  • 14 May 2019 06:58:26 standard time in your timezone
Location4.081S 152.569E
Depth10 km
Distances
  • 44.2 km (27.4 mi) NE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 258.2 km (160.1 mi) SE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
  • 314.9 km (195.3 mi) ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  • 408.4 km (253.2 mi) NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 684.3 km (424.3 mi) ENE of Lae, Papua New Guinea
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 7.6 km; Vertical 1.8 km
ParametersNph = 118; Dmin = 46.6 km; Rmss = 1.48 seconds; Gp = 24°
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Event IDus 70003kyy
 
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Areas close to the epicentre have reported surprisingly little damage from the magnitude 7.5 tremblor, but even as power has returned to urban areas, the government has struggled to reach remote island communities.

-- Source, posted about 19 hours ago

100 people displaced, and 1 injury reported -- amazing for such a shallow, powerful quake. You do see this in remote rural areas, though.
 

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