New strong earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea today

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New strong earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea today, one day after 7.5-magnitude quake.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.3

Date-Time • 26 Feb 2018 15:17:58 UTC
• 27 Feb 2018 01:17:58 near epicenter

Location 6.502S 143.262E

Depth 5 km

Distances • 132 km (82 miles) SW (236 degrees) of Mount Hagen, New Guinea, PNG
• 198 km (123 miles) E (87 degrees) of Lake Murray, New Guinea, PNG
• 243 km (151 miles) W (259 degrees) of Goroka, New Guinea, PNG
• 414 km (257 miles) W (274 degrees) of Lae, New Guinea, PNG
• 545 km (338 miles) NW (307 degrees) of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 6.1 km; Vertical 4.5 km

Parameters Nph = 64; Dmin = 535.9 km; Rmss = 0.86 seconds; Gp = 25°

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