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Strong earthquake rocks Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea

Feb 08, 2016

An earthquake with magnitude 6.3 occurred near Arawa, Bougainville, PNG at 16:19:12.90 UTC on February 8, 2016.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.3

Date-Time • 8 Feb 2016 16:19:13 UTC

• 9 Feb 2016 02:19:13 near epicenter

Location 6.636S 154.693E

Depth 30 km

Distances • 94 km (58 mi) WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
• 104 km (64 mi) WSW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
• 369 km (228 mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
• 517 km (320 mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
• 656 km (406 mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.2 km; Vertical 3.9 km

Parameters Nph = 113; Dmin = 656.2 km; Rmss = 0.89 seconds; Gp = 15°

Strong earthquake rocks Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea



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