Magnitude 5.1 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

2010 July 18 20:50:30 UTC

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Magnitude5.1
Date-Time
Location 6.220°S, 150.535°E
Depth59.8 km (37.2 miles)
RegionNEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances85 km (55 miles) SSE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
110 km (70 miles) E of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
515 km (320 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2370 km (1470 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 19.1 km (11.9 miles); depth +/- 12.3 km (7.6 miles)
ParametersNST= 42, Nph= 43, Dmin=512.1 km, Rmss=1.04 sec, Gp= 90°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2010ywcm
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