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Major mag. 7.9 earthquake - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Saturday, 17 December 2016

Major mag. 7.9 earthquake - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Saturday, 17 December 2016

Major mag. 7.9 earthquake  - New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Saturday, 17 December 2016
Dec 17 10:59: Magnitude recalculated from 7.6 to 7.5.
Dec 17 11:01: Magnitude recalculated from 7.5 to 7.4.
Dec 17 11:04: Magnitude recalculated from 7.4 to 7.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 110.0 km.
Dec 17 11:05: Magnitude recalculated from 7.3 to 7.5.
Dec 17 11:13: Magnitude recalculated from 7.5 to 7.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 110.0 to 93.0 km.
Dec 17 11:14: Magnitude recalculated from 7.8 to 7.9.
Date & time: Sat, 17 Dec 10:51:10 UTC
Magnitude: 7.9
Depth: 93.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.52°S / 153.46°E [Map]
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (52 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sat, 17 Dec
Sat, 17 Dec 10:51 UTCM 7.9 / 83 km NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sat, 17 Dec 10:51 UTCM 7.9 / 103.2 km- 46km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Niolam, Lihir Island / MMI VI (Strong shaking): There was a very strong shake and we had to live the Camp 2 canteen at the Newcrest Mining camp where we were watching a movie. We walked outside but the quake was strong and made it unsteady to walk so we stood outside until it stopped.
lihir island / MMI IV (Light shaking): Went on for 6 minutes the first tremor
Florianópolis, Brazil / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I felt a slight vibration in my building a few moments after the tremor
(Papua New Guinea) (819 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very gentle intermittent vibration of bed and subtle swinging of belt on back of door. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 15 May
Mon, 15 May 13:22 UTCM 6.2 / 21 km - [info] (48 km)New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Thu, 13 Jul
Thu, 13 Jul 03:36 UTCM 6.3 / 10 km - [info] (96 km)New Ireland Region, P.N.G.
[Map]
GFZ

 

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