A 6.3 Earthquake Struck New Britain, Papua New Guinea (PNG).

October 18, 2011 – Another Strong Earthquake Struck New Britain, PNG: The region around PNG, The Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji (in the Pacific South-West) has been the sight of numerous strong earthquakes. The period from 1973 to 2011 saw 346 earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or stronger; globally. Over 40% of those very strong quakes occurred in the Pacific south-west, near the “Ring of Fire” (see map).
Today’s quake struck at a depth of 9 Kilometers (6 miles). Only mild structural damage is expected. No tsunami is forecast, because the tremor occurred on land.
It was 3:05PM at the epicenter. It was 1:05AM in New York, 12:05AM in Chicago, 11:05PM (Oct. 17th) in Denver and 10:05PM in Los Angeles.
The tremor struck 103 miles ENE of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG; 141 miles south-west of Rabaul, New Britain, PNG; 230 miles south of Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG; 281 miles ENE of Lae, New Guinea, PNG; and 359 miles north-east of Port Moresby, New Guinea, PNG.
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