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BREAKING: 7.0 Temblor Hits Papua New Guinea

By: Weatherguy Adonis

Adonis S. Manzan

Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea Anew

Iloilo City, Philippines, 17 April 2012, (0740Z)–A massive 7.0 Mb Earthquake has struck Eastern New Guinea off the 446 km Northwest of Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was 147.2 km beneath the surface, considered as “Shallow.”

At exactly 0713.51Z (0313.51PM-PHL), the nearest region to the epicenter was located at 140 km North of  Lae, with population density of  76,255, at around local time 0413.51pm. USGS has yet to determine the effects of the said Temblor. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Hawaii Island has issued no advisory for Tsunami potentials for this event.

The exact location was at 5.6S-147.2E.

Fig. 1.0 "The epicenter of the massive 7.0 Mb Temblor was at sea, just the Eastern section of Papua New Guinea. Image Courtesy: PTWC."

Fig. 2.0 "Exposure analysis made by USGS. Image Courtesy: USGS."

Fig. 3.0 "Shake map analysis made by USGS in this seismic event off Eastern seas of Papua New Guinea. Image Courtesy: USGS."

More details on this seismic event as data comes in.

Meantime, this has been your Weatherguy, hailing from the Philippines! =)

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