Powerfull earthquake strikes New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea

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Strong earthquake rocked New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea today.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

Magnitude 7.9

Date-Time • 17 Dec 2016 10:51:13 UTC
• 17 Dec 2016 20:51:13 near epicenter

Location 4.509S 153.450E

Depth 103 km

Distances • 46 km (28 mi) E of Taron, Papua New Guinea
• 132 km (81 mi) E of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
• 298 km (184 mi) NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
• 364 km (225 mi) SE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
• 881 km (546 mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.4 km; Vertical 4.3 km
Parameters Nph = 133; Dmin = 146.8 km; Rmss = 1.06 seconds; Gp = 17°