Friday, April 18, 2014

Earthquake 6.9 Papua New Guinea

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Notice! This is a computer-generated report - this event has not reviewed by a seismologist!
EDIS Number:EQ-20140419-400636-PNG 
Magnitude:6.9
Mercalli scale:9
Date-Time [UTC]:19 April, 2014 at 03:04:08 UTC
Local Date/Time:Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 03:04 at night at epicenter
Coordinate:6° 48.000, 155° 6.000
Depth:52 km (32.31 miles)
Hypocentrum:Shallow depth
Class:Strong
Region:Indonesian Archipelago
Country:Papua New Guinea
Location:0.57 km (0.35 miles) NW of Buin, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
Source:USGS
Generated Tsunami:Declare
Damage:Not or no data
The potential impact of the earthquake
Well-built buildings suffer considerable damage. Houses that are not bolted down move off their foundations. Some underground pipes are broken. The ground cracks. Reservoirs suffer serious damage.

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