Powerful earthquake near coastal villages in Papua New Guinea

Last update: October 31, 2010 at 6:40 pm by By

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Earthquake Report comment :
Heavy earthquake at the southern part of New Britain and on top of the Subduction zone near Atua, Ablingi, Awio and Kalagen, all hamlets at the sea.
NO Tsunami report has been issued by NOAA nor by GDACS.
Although Papua New Guinea has a lot of experience with heavy earthquakes, Earthquake-Report.com calls this earthquake moderately dangerous for damage and injuries.
The hamlets specified above will experience a VI MMI shaking = strong shaking. Most of the houses will have been build in wood and bamboo.

Based on our experiences, it will take a very long time before we will receive news. As there are no roads in the area, eventual rescue teams mostly reach the villages by walking ! PNG, one of the poorest nations in the world,  does not have enough equipment to do it otherwise, a shame for the international community. P.N.G. experiences regular heavy to very heavy earthquakes and almost nobody cares about it !

M 5.7 Papua New Guinea, New Britain earthquake - Distance epicenter to the coast : 15 km (10 miles)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 5.7
Monday, November 01, 2010 at 02:38:49 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 7 km
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Geo-location(s) :
15 km (10 miles) S of many coastal villages
70 km (45 miles) ESE of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
90 km (55 miles) S of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
USGS Pager map
LIVE SEISMOGRAM (nearest Seismograph station)

* GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world. GDACS is a Joint Initiative of the United Nations and the European Commission

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