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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G. on Saturday, 17 December 2016

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G. on Saturday, 17 December 2016

This quake was likely an aftershock of the M 7.9 quake: New Ireland Region, P.N.G. on Sat, 17 Dec 10h51, which had occurred 2 hours 31 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G. on Saturday, 17 December 2016
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 45.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 45.0 to 40.0 km.
Dec 17 13:45: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.4.
Dec 17 14:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 6.7.
Dec 17 21:48: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 5.6.
Date & time: Saturday, 17 December 2016 13:22 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.36°S / 154.5°E (Papua New Guinea)
Nearest volcano: Balbi (94 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.6*10^13 J (4.4 GWh / 3788 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 17 Dec 2016
Sat, 17 Dec 13:22 UTCM 6.7 / 39 kmSolomon IslandsGFZ
Sat, 17 Dec 13:22 UTCM 5.5 / 45 kmSolomon IslandsGeoAu
Sat, 17 Dec 13:22 UTCM 5.4 / 51.2 km- 114km W of Panguna, Papua New GuineaUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Banga Island (371.5 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): stayed calm..coz in 2007 there was a bigger shake than this....that experience taught me not to panic...so...called out to my kids and I went under the table...was not scared just calm so that I would think straight....merry christmas (via app)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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