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Strong 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Papua New Guinea

7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Struck PNG

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea (PNG) in region of the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Strong shaking felt at Port Moresby and up in Goroka.

According to the U.S.-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, “a destructive tsunami was not generated, based on earthquake and historical tsunami data.”

Earthquake 7.3 Magnitude Papua New Guinea 14-Dec-2011

Earthquake 7.3 Magnitude Papua New Guinea 14-Dec-2011

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 7.3
Date-Time
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 05:04:56 UTC
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 03:04:56 PM at epicenter
Location 7.507°S, 146.791°E
Depth 115.1 km (71.5 miles)
Region EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances 89 km (55 miles) SSW of Lae, New Guinea, PNG
123 km (76 miles) ENE of Kerema, New Guinea, PNG
221 km (137 miles) NNW of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2308 km (1434 miles) NNW of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.7 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 8.9 km (5.5 miles)
Parameters NST= 99, Nph=100, Dmin=213.7 km, Rmss=0.91 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc00076e5

 

Tsunami Alert Information

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI WED DEC 14 2011 TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS COORDINATES - 7.5 SOUTH 146.8 EAST LOCATION - EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG. P.N.G. MAGNITUDE - 7.3 MOMENT EVALUATION BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

Message hawaii.TIBHWX.2011.12.14.0513

Tsunami Information Earthquake Information
Message Time: 14 Dec 2011 05:13 am UTC
Message Num: 1
Message Text: See above
Message Type: Tsunami Information Statement
Warning: none
Watch: none
ETAs / Obs: none
Preliminary (PTWC) Official (USGS)
Origin Time: 14 Dec 2011 05:05 UTC 14 Dec 2011 05:04 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3 Mwp
(reviewed by PTWC)
7.1
Latitude: 7.5° S 7.5° S
Longitude: 146.8° E 146.8° E
Depth: 121.2 km (75.3 mi)
Location: Eastern New Guinea Reg. P.N.G.
More Info.: Stay tuned
Tsunami Warning for 7.3 magnitude earthquake Papua New Guinea
Updated at: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 06:12:30 UTC.
No Current Tsunami Warning, Watch, or Advisory in Effect

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