A 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Eastern New Guinea.

October 14, 2011 – A 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Struck in the South Pacific: The 6.7 magnitude quake struck between New Britain Island and Papua New Guinea (see map). It was 1:35PM near the epicenter. The tremor hit at a depth of 45 kilometers (28 miles). Their was no immediate news of damages or tsunamis.
The quake was 64 miles east of Lae, New Guinea (NG), Papua New Guinea (PNG); 114 miles WSW of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG; 148 miles north of Popondetta, NG, PNG; and 202 miles NNE of Port Moresby, PNG.
Because of the International Dateline, it was 11:35AM (Oct. 13th) in New York, 10:35AM in Chicago, 9:35AM in Denver and 8:35AM in Los Angeles.
The area is home to over 40% of the 346 earthquakes, greater than or equal to (>=) 7.0 in magnitude (M), between 1973 and 2011. A total of 140 quakes have hit this area as follows: Indonesia (36), the Solomon Islands (19), PNG (16); Vanuatu, the Philippines and New Zealand (14 each); the Kingdom of Tonga (7), and others (20). The last quake of >= 7M was on September 9, 2005 and was a 7.7M event.
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