Strong earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

Strong earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 6.0

Date-Time • 11 Jul 2019 17:08:38 UTC
• 12 Jul 2019 04:08:38 near epicenter

Location 4.655S 155.245E

Depth 497 km

Distances • 177.7 km (110.2 mi) NNW of Kieta, Papua New Guinea
• 177.7 km (110.2 mi) NNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
• 332.1 km (205.9 mi) E of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
• 545.3 km (338.1 mi) ESE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
• 574.9 km (356.4 mi) E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 9.9 km; Vertical 6.0 km

Parameters Nph = 99; Dmin = 345.4 km; Rmss = 0.58 seconds; Gp = 26°