Powerful earthquake strikes New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

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Strong earthquake rocked New Ireland, Papua New Guinea today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.8

Date-Time • 8 Mar 2018 17:39:51 UTC
• 9 Mar 2018 03:39:51 near epicenter

Location 4.389S 153.202E

Depth 15 km

Distances • 115 km (71 miles) E (100 degrees) of Rabaul, New Britain, PNG
• 330 km (205 miles) NW (308 degrees) of Arawa, Bougainville, PNG
• 335 km (208 miles) SE (127 degrees) of Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG
• 735 km (457 miles) ENE (69 degrees) of Lae, New Guinea, PNG
• 870 km (541 miles) NE (50 degrees) of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 4.5 km; Vertical 3.5 km

Parameters Nph = 111; Dmin = 117.1 km; Rmss = 1.11 seconds; Gp = 20°