Thursday, June 16, 2011

M6.6 quake hits Papua New Guinea, 5.5 near Japan

Location map of Papua New GuineaImage via Wikipediahttp://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2011-06/16/content_12711094.htm

SYDNEY - An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted New Britain region, Papua New Guinea at 0003 GMT on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
The epicenter, with a depth of 21.50 km, was initially determined to be at 5.9944 degrees south latitude and 151.0950 degrees east longitude.
The quake struck 175 km east of Kandrian on New Britain and 577 km northeast of the capital Port Moresby.
An official at Geoscience Australia that it was not likely to have caused any damage.
Papua New Guinea, which is mired in poverty despite rich mineral deposits, sits on the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire", a hotspot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates.

Magnitude 5.5 - BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION



Magnitude5.5
Date-Time
Location26.795°N, 144.100°E
Depth14 km (8.7 miles)
RegionBONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
Distances189 km (117 miles) E of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands, Japan
357 km (221 miles) NE of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Japan
698 km (433 miles) N of Farallon de Pajaros, N. Mariana Islands
1068 km (663 miles) SSE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 15 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 6.2 km (3.9 miles)
ParametersNST=306, Nph=310, Dmin=193.7 km, Rmss=0.6 sec, Gp= 79°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=9
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc000485l
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