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M 6.7 2012/03/21 22:15 Depth 144.8 km NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Local time : Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 08:15:05 AM at epicenter
Not dangerous if the depth remains at +100 km
Preliminary values are mentioning a Magnitude of 6.7
Update 22:51 UTC : USGS has updated the above depth to 105.9 km, still acceptable for PNG (acceptable in this case is that Earthquake-Report does not expect that this earthquake would generate serious damage except for the risk on landslides).
The greatest danger for Papua New Guinea is landslides as the mountainous country in combination with rain-forest can create serious landslides
Update 22:51 UTC : USGS has calculated that 147,000 people will experience a strong shaking and that more than 1 million people will have felt a moderate shaking.
Update 22:57 UTC : The locations above the epicenter are not that important for deep earthquakes which occur in the hot solid mantle of the island. The radius that the shaking will be felt the same is far greater than with shallower earthquakes. NO tsunami risk as the epicenter is below land.
The epicenter area is just below one of the (only) reasonable roads of the island. Lae and Madang are the main cities but the shaking will not be strong enough to damage houses and buildings in both sities.
The closest village to the epicenter is Kainantu (8,509 inhabitants). The biggest city close to the epicenter is Goroka (18,503 people). Goroka is the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province and is situated at an altitude of 1,600 meter. The epicenter is (following USGS) right below the Highlands Highway
Update 23:17 UTC : I Have Felt it reports received by Earthquake-Report.com are mentioning the same MMI values than predicted by USGS.
Update 23:33 UTC : Close to the epicenter is the Yonki Dam. Yonki Dam is an earth-fill embankment dam over the Ramu River that supports the Ramu 1 hydroelectric power plant and the (under construction) Yonki Toe of Dam power plant Yonki Dam is located in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.
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|EMSC||Taiwan||Mar 21 23:44||4.6||40||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Taiwan||Mar 21 23:44||4.6||17||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Taiwan||Mar 21 23:44||4.7||10||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||Mar 21 22:15||6.6||122||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||Mar 21 22:15||6.7||144||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||Mar 21 22:15||6.6||114||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||Mar 21 22:15||6.6||105||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||Mar 21 21:44||4.9||10||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||Mar 21 21:43||4.9||34||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Eastern Honshu, Japan||Mar 21 21:43||4.8||10||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Banda Sea||Mar 21 18:54||4.7||167||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia||Mar 21 18:54||4.7||171||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||Mar 21 18:05||4.9||10||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||Mar 21 18:05||4.9||10||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Southwestern Siberia, Russia||Mar 21 18:00||4.6||10||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Southwestern Siberia, Russia||Mar 21 18:00||4.6||10||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||Mar 21 16:52||4.8||4||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||Mar 21 16:52||4.8||5||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||Mar 21 12:18||4.6||10||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||Mar 21 12:01||4.8||34||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||Mar 21 12:01||5.1||10||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||Mar 21 12:01||5.1||2||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Guerrero, Mexico||Mar 21 11:36||5.0||40||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Guerrero, Mexico||Mar 21 11:36||4.7||10||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Guerrero, Mexico||Mar 21 11:36||5.0||20||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||Mar 21 08:32||4.8||34||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||Mar 21 08:32||4.7||37||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan||Mar 21 08:32||4.8||25||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Is.||Mar 21 04:50||4.6||59||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska||Mar 21 04:50||4.6||58||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Oaxaca, Mexico||Mar 21 04:02||4.6||10||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Oaxaca, Mexico||Mar 21 04:02||4.6||11||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Guerrero, Mexico||Mar 21 02:54||5.0||60||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Near Coast Of Guerrero, Mexico||Mar 21 02:54||5.0||29||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Guerrero, Mexico||Mar 21 02:54||5.0||20||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Guerrero, Mexico||Mar 21 02:25||4.9||80||MAP I Felt It|
|GEOFON||Near Coast Of Guerrero, Mexico||Mar 21 02:25||4.7||10||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Oaxaca, Mexico||Mar 21 02:25||4.9||10||MAP I Felt It|
|EMSC||Oaxaca, Mexico||Mar 21 02:07||4.6||2||MAP I Felt It|
Data sources courtesy : USGS – EMSC – GFZ – GEONET
Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time
M 5.2 2012/03/20 21:07 Depth 34.4 km TONGA REGION
M 4.9 2012/03/20 19:43 Depth 17.9 km KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA
M 6.2 2012/03/20 17:56 Depth 66.9 km PAPUA, INDONESIA
M 4.6 2012/03/20 16:53 Depth 41.9 km NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
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