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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 (Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)
Nearest volcano: Ambitle (52 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5*10^16 J (12408 GWh / 1.1*10^7 tons of TNT / 667.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- Merci!.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 17 Dec 2016
Sat, 17 Dec 10:51 UTCM 7.9 / 83 km NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.EMSC
Sat, 17 Dec 10:51 UTCM 7.9 / 103.2 km- 46km E of Taron, Papua New GuineaUSGS

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)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sat, 17 Dec 11:22 UTCM 5.7 / 83 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 17 Dec 13:16 UTCM 5.4 / 124 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 17 Dec 13:40 UTCM 5.3 / 98 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 17 Dec 16:13 UTCM 5.0 / 60 km - [info] NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sat, 17 Dec 22:38 UTCM 4.9 / 109 km - [info] NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sat, 17 Dec 22:48 UTCM 4.5 / 119 km - [info] NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sun, 18 Dec 2016
Sun, 18 Dec 17:20 UTCM 4.4 / 100 km - [info] BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Mon, 19 Dec 2016
Mon, 19 Dec 13:31 UTCM 4.7 / 44.9 km - [info]- 131km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Tue, 20 Dec 2016
Tue, 20 Dec 01:57 UTCM 5.1 / 114 km - [info] NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Tue, 20 Dec 06:07 UTCM 5.2 / 20 km - [info]Solomon Islands[Map]GeoAu
Tue, 20 Dec 10:46 UTCM 4.5 / 117.3 km - [info]- 163km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Tue, 20 Dec 15:21 UTCM 5.1 - [info]North of Solomon Islands[Map]GeoAu
Tue, 20 Dec 15:21 UTCM 4.9 / 113 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Thu, 22 Dec 2016
Thu, 22 Dec 00:56 UTCM 4.5 / 107 km - [info] NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Fri, 23 Dec 2016
Fri, 23 Dec 13:42 UTCM 4.9 / 113 km - [info]Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Fri, 23 Dec 14:28 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 24 Dec 2016
Sat, 24 Dec 01:32 UTCM 5.9 / 37 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 24 Dec 03:58 UTCM 5.8 / 36 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 24 Dec 22:03 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sun, 25 Dec 2016
Sun, 25 Dec 17:35 UTCM 4.6 / 117 km - [info] BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Tue, 27 Dec 2016
Tue, 27 Dec 15:25 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Thu, 29 Dec 2016
Thu, 29 Dec 17:33 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Fri, 30 Dec 2016
Fri, 30 Dec 19:48 UTCM 5.0 / 27 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sat, 21 Jan 2017
Sat, 21 Jan 01:52 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 21 Jan 20:03 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 28 Jan 2017
Sat, 28 Jan 23:12 UTCM 5.0 / 60 km - [info] NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sun, 12 Feb 2017
Sun, 12 Feb 09:16 UTCM 4.9 / 11.6 km - [info]- 19km NNE of Taron, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Wed, 15 Feb 2017
Wed, 15 Feb 19:26 UTCM 4.6 / 81.9 km - [info]- 9km W of Taron, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Mon, 20 Feb 2017
Mon, 20 Feb 14:59 UTCM 5.1 / 66 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Thu, 9 Mar 2017
Thu, 9 Mar 13:35 UTCM 4.8 / 80 km - [info] BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Wed, 15 Mar 2017
Wed, 15 Mar 05:35 UTCM 4.8 / 42.2 km - [info]- 157km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Sat, 18 Mar 2017
Sat, 18 Mar 10:47 UTCM 4.6 / 58.1 km - [info]- 110km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Sun, 19 Mar 2017
Sun, 19 Mar 18:57 UTCM 4.7 / 45 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Thu, 30 Mar 2017
Thu, 30 Mar 09:03 UTCM 4.7 / 55 km - [info]- 135km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Fri, 7 Apr 2017
Fri, 7 Apr 03:23 UTCM 4.6 / 58 km - [info] NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sun, 16 Apr 2017
Sun, 16 Apr 19:55 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Solomon Islands[Map]GFZ
Fri, 21 Apr 2017
Fri, 21 Apr 10:34 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Sat, 22 Apr 2017
Sat, 22 Apr 09:39 UTCM 4.7 / 35 km - [info]- 115km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Sat, 22 Apr 17:55 UTCM 4.8 / 51.8 km - [info]- 73km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Mon, 8 May 2017
Mon, 8 May 09:59 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Mon, 15 May 2017
Mon, 15 May 13:22 UTCM 6.2 / 21 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Mon, 22 May 2017
Mon, 22 May 00:19 UTCM 5.0 / 107 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Tue, 13 Jun 2017
Tue, 13 Jun 00:19 UTCM 4.9 / 144 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Sat, 17 Jun 2017
Sat, 17 Jun 01:21 UTCM 4.8 / 89 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Thu, 29 Jun 2017
Thu, 29 Jun 12:42 UTCM 5.4 / 62 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Thu, 13 Jul 2017
Thu, 13 Jul 03:36 UTCM 6.3 / 10 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Thu, 13 Jul 04:02 UTCM 4.8 / 11.2 km - [info]- 47km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea[Map]USGS
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Sat, 29 Jul 18:46 UTCM 4.7 / 136 km - [info] NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.[Map]EMSC
Tue, 1 Aug 2017
Tue, 1 Aug 08:54 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km - [info]New Ireland Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ
Mon, 7 Aug 2017
Mon, 7 Aug 06:26 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km - [info]New Britain Region, P.N.G.[Map]GFZ

 

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