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Did you know? 6.2 in PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time

* Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 23:15:24 UTC
* Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 09:15:24 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 6.683°S, 147.307°E
Depth 70.7 km (43.9 miles)
Region EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances 35 km (20 miles) ENE of Lae, New Guinea, PNG
220 km (135 miles) ESE of Goroka, New Guinea, PNG
310 km (190 miles) N of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2385 km (1480 miles) NNW of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal 12.7 km (7.9 miles); depth 4.7 km (2.9 miles)
Parameters NST=427, Nph=520, Dmin=923 km, Rmss=1.08 sec, Gp= 11°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID us2010veb7

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:03 AM on Apr. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (3)
  • UGH... that makes me sick. I know people there. This just happened last week as well. We haven't heard anything from them yet. I hope everyone is all right.
    BlooBird

    Answer by BlooBird at 2:07 AM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • I just saw this on a news update.

    Bloobird, I hope everyone is OK, too. That has to be tough, to not know =(

    I didn't hear anything about any injuries, only that a tsunami warning was not issued.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 2:41 AM on Apr. 18, 2010

  • Good gravy. I know there are earthquakes every day on our planet, and I don't know if it is just more publicized now, but it seems like bigger ones are happening more often.


    I hope they have a large amount of survivors.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:09 AM on Apr. 18, 2010

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