Bougainville Region hit by strong earthquake

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked Bougainville Region today. The Autonomous Region of Bougainville, previously known as the North Solomons Province, is an autonomous region in Papua New Guinea.


Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.1

Date-Time • 10 Dec 2016 16:24:37 UTC
• 11 Dec 2016 02:24:37 near epicenter

Location 5.660S 154.488E

Depth 157 km

Distances • 131 km (81 mi) WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
• 285 km (176 mi) ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
• 481 km (298 mi) E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
• 533 km (330 mi) SE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
• 733 km (454 mi) NW of Honiara, Solomon Islands

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.8 km; Vertical 6.7 km
Parameters Nph = 76; Dmin = 304.4 km; Rmss = 0.68 seconds; Gp = 72°