Quakes – PNG 7.1

Papua New Guinea just Picked up a 7.1 quake.

Update: New Zealand just got 3 quakes

One a 5.9, so I’m adding a N.Z. close up map at the top here

New Zealand Close Up

New Zealand Close Up

I’ve put the 5.9 details in a comment down below.

The Original PNG post

Quake 14 Dec 2011 Papua New Guinea

Quake 14 Dec 2011 Papua New Guinea

Details:

Magnitude 7.1 – EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
2011 December 14 05:04:57 UTC

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 7.1
Date-Time

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 05:04:57 UTC
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 03:04:57 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 7.518°S, 146.767°E
Depth 121.2 km (75.3 miles)
Region EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances 89 km (55 miles) SSW of Lae, New Guinea, PNG
123 km (76 miles) ENE of Kerema, New Guinea, PNG
221 km (137 miles) NNW of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2308 km (1434 miles) NNW of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 12.9 km (8.0 miles); depth +/- 6.2 km (3.9 miles)
Parameters NST=470, Nph=482, Dmin=212.6 km, Rmss=0.76 sec, Gp= 11°,
M-type=”moment” magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=9
Source

Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usc00076e5

No Tsunami warning yet, but as this is an island, I’d not be going near a Pacific Ocean beach for a while.

ABC is reporting this as a 7.3, so USGS is still figuring out the final size on it.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/strong-earthquake-strikes-off-papua-guinea-15151192#.TuhLptTdN6I

A strong earthquake struck the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries and no tsunami alert has been issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-7.3 quake struck on Wednesday 54 miles (87 kilometers) southwest of Lae, on the country’s northern coast. The quake hit at a depth of 71 miles (115 kilometers).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami alert.

Southern Hemisphere

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

Original Image with Clickable Details

Northern Hemisphere

North Polar Earthquake Map

North Polar Earthquake Map

Original Image with Clickable Details

Asia and Russia

Asia Quake Map

Asia Quake Map

Original Image with clickable areas

Australia / New Zealand

This is a live map of the Australia / Indonesia / New Zealand area:

Australia / Indonesia / New Zealand Quake Map

Australia / Indonesia / New Zealand Quake Map

Original with clickable regions to zoom in

Here is one captured just after the event for comparison:

14Dec2011 Australia

14Dec2011 Australia

North America

North America and Mid Atlantic Ridge Quake Map

North America and Mid Atlantic Ridge Quake Map

Original with clickable details

And remember, I have a dedicated CSZ page with closeups

California Map

Action Closer to Me

As I live in California, it makes it easier for me if I keep them in the list where I can see what’s shaking near me.

Here is an alternative view of things with the fault lines highlighted:

California Quakes with fault lines

California Quakes with fault lines

Original Image
en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/articles/nr/2180

Map of Plates

You can see it is where plates collide here:

Plates Of The World

Plates Of The World

Original Image, and with other language options.

Some Volcano Stuff

This page:

http://pangea.stanford.edu/~dsinnett/Pages/Links.html has a nice collection of links to volcano monitor pages. Just click the pictures for the different volcano observatories.

The Smithsonian page:

http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/

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5 Responses to Quakes – PNG 7.1

  1. Kevin B says:

    E.M. I dont’t know if you’ve seen this video, An Excellent Visual Comparison of Earthquake Strength, but it really shows the difference in power on a logarhythmic scale.

  2. Pascvaks says:

    “and the Beat Goes On!”

    7.1 in Eastern New Guinea

  3. Pascvaks says:

    Shucks, SAME QUAKE! Just woke up from a Nap. Thought we had another. Jumped to put up a quick post. Hit enter. Focused. Read. Blushed. Realized I had jumped into a tub of cream pies. Felt like a fool. (figured I’d let you know ASAP I was now awake or you’d think I was a BIGGER fool;-(

  4. E.M.Smith says:

    h/t George in tips:

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/t2/#comment-27809

    Christchurch hit again… 5.9 and a couple of others. I’m adding a close up of it to this posting

    Magnitude 5.9 – SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
    2011 December 23 02:18:02 UTC

    Earthquake Details

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

    Magnitude 5.9
    Date-Time

    Friday, December 23, 2011 at 02:18:02 UTC
    Friday, December 23, 2011 at 03:18:02 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 43.491°S, 172.844°E
    Depth 4.9 km (3.0 miles)
    Region SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
    Distances 15 km (9 miles) ENE of Christchurch, New Zealand
    218 km (135 miles) SSE of Westport, New Zealand
    291 km (180 miles) SSW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
    323 km (200 miles) NE of Dunedin, New Zealand
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 11 km (6.8 miles); depth +/- 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
    Parameters NST= 82, Nph= 84, Dmin=20 km, Rmss=1.29 sec, Gp= 83°,
    M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
    Source

    Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

    Event ID usc0007b9y

  5. E.M.Smith says:

    We’ve got a 6.6 in the Pacific Islands over toward New Zealand and a 4.x at the north end of The Cascadia… things are moving again…

    Magnitude 6.6 – SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
    2012 March 03 12:19:55 UTC

    Earthquake Details
    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 6.6
    Date-Time Saturday, March 03, 2012 at 12:19:55 UTC
    Saturday, March 03, 2012 at 11:19:55 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 22.157°S, 170.317°E
    Depth 15.2 km (9.4 miles)
    Region SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
    Distances 180 km (111 miles) W of Ile Hunter, Loyalty Isl., New Caledonia
    260 km (161 miles) ESE of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia
    399 km (247 miles) E of NOUMEA, New Caledonia
    1686 km (1047 miles) NNW of Auckland, New Zealand
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14 km (8.7 miles); depth +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles)
    Parameters NST=251, Nph=253, Dmin=399.6 km, Rmss=0.8 sec, Gp= 18°,
    M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
    Source Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usb0008age

    Magnitude 4.1 – VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
    2012 March 03 14:45:13 UTC

    Near Cascadia North End

    Earthquake Details
    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude 4.1
    Date-Time Saturday, March 03, 2012 at 14:45:13 UTC
    Saturday, March 03, 2012 at 06:45:13 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 48.807°N, 128.282°W
    Depth 28 km (17.4 miles)
    Region VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
    Distances 200 km (124 miles) W of Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
    219 km (136 miles) SSW of Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada
    258 km (160 miles) WSW of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
    365 km (226 miles) W of VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 30.1 km (18.7 miles); depth +/- 11 km (6.8 miles)
    Parameters NST= 44, Nph= 44, Dmin=231.5 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp=180°,
    M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
    Source Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usb0008ahy

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