Saturday, March 20, 2010

Earthquake: 6.2Mw - NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.2 Mw
Date-Time
  • 20 Mar 2010 14:00:51 UTC
  • 21 Mar 2010 00:00:51 near epicenter
  • 20 Mar 2010 06:00:51 standard time in your timezone
Location 3.380S 152.231E
Depth 423 km
Distances
  • 93 km (58 miles) N (3 degrees) of Rabaul, New Britain, PNG
  • 183 km (114 miles) ESE (120 degrees) of Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG
  • 436 km (271 miles) NE (43 degrees) of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
  • 690 km (429 miles) ENE (57 degrees) of Lae, New Guinea, PNG
  • 876 km (544 miles) NE (40 degrees) of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 6.0 km; Vertical 19.5 km
Parameters Nph = 228; Dmin = 870.5 km; Rmss = 0.66 seconds; Gp = 28°
M-type = Mw; Version = 6
Event ID US 2010ubaw ***This event supersedes event AT00909365.
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center U.S. Geological Survey http://neic.usgs.gov/
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