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Major mag. 6.8 earthquake - 67km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The original estimation of magnitude 7.1 was recalculated to 6.8.

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 64km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - 64km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Date & time: Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:31 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 20:31:00
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 54.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.4873°S / 154.928°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Bagana (59 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1*10^15 J (278 GWh / 2.4*10^5 tons of TNT / 14.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 16 Oct 2013
Wed, 16 Oct 10:31 UTCM 6.8 / 48 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Wed, 16 Oct 10:31 UTCM 6.8 / 50 km BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Wed, 16 Oct 10:31 UTCM 7.2 / 45 kmBougainville, PNGGeoAu

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(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Buka Island / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Medium quake
Buka island / MMI IV (Light shaking)
panguna (41.6 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)


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