Monday, March 06, 2017

6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Papua New Guinea

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). 


The quake hit 32km northwest of Kandrian at a depth of 29 kilometres.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said based on the data, there is no tsunami threat from the earthquake.
   [Xinhua/China]
6/3/17
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  • Magnitude Mw 6.3

Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
Date time 2017-03-05 22:47:56.2 UTC
Location 6.06 S ; 149.38 E
Depth 59 km

Distances :
446 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 284,000 / local time: 08:47:56.2 2017-03-06
102 km SW of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea / pop: 18,900 / local time: 08:47:56.2 2017-03-06
26 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea / pop: 1,100 / local time: 08:47:56.2 2017-03-06
  [emsc-csem.org]
6/3/17
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