Very strong earthquake close to some Irian Jaya coastal settlements, Indonesia

Earthquake summary : Very strong earthquake approx. 15 km inland in the wilderness of Irian Jaya, Papua, Indonesia. Closest settlements are Wainoeo, Wonti, Kampung Sanggei and Waren.  The houses in these coastal settlements are mostly made of wood and bamboo which are less vulnerable to … [Read more...]

Papua New Guinea, New Britain earthquake : many damaging earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Earthquake summary : A very strong coastal earthquake struck during the morning hours at the southern coast of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Earthquake-Report calls this earthquake very dangerous for the primitive coastal villages near the epicenter. To read the full story at best, we advise our … [Read more...]

Earthquakes list April 13, 2011

M 4.4      2011/04/13 22:10     Depth 13.1 km     NEVADA 03:10:08 PM at epicenter Weak to moderate earthquake in the same area and with the same strength than yesterday 20 km (13 miles) SSW (212°) from Hawthorne, NV Satellite map of the greater epicenter area M 5.4      2011/04/13 19:54     … [Read more...]

Earthquakes list February 13, 2011

M 5.2      2011/02/13 23:51     Depth 43.8 km     NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA February 14, 2011 at 09:51:01 AM at epicenter Moderate earthquake at an intermediate depth below the wilderness of Latangai Island. No people around. 89 km (55 miles) E (95°) from Rabaul, New … [Read more...]

Very powerful but probably harmless seaquake near southern Irian Jaya, Indonesia

UPDATE 13:43 UTC Aftershock of M 4.6 in the same area. USGS has downgraded the Magnitude to 6.0 from 6.1 Earthquake Report comment : Epicenter in the sea to the south of Irian Jaya. 128 km (80 miles) N (353°) from Dobo, Aru Islands, Indonesia This very powerful earthquake doesn't look dangerous to … [Read more...]

Earthquakes list September 23, 2010

M 4.5      2010/09/23 22:09    Depth 10.0 km     KHABAROVSKIY KRAY, RUSSIA Epicenter in a wilderness area of western Siberia M 5.4      2010/09/23 17:13    Depth 14.1 km     OFF THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA Powerful shallow earthquake in a merely unpopulated area with … [Read more...]

Tectonic plates near Papua New Guinea

The northward-migrating Solomon Sea Plate is subducted under the South Bismarck Plate. The Solomon Sea Plate is also subducted beneath the Pacific Plate. There are two short spreading centers, one at the southeast margin of the Solomon Sea Plate and the other at the north edge of the South … [Read more...]