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7.9M Seismic Event Near Panguna, Bougainville Island, P.N.G.

2017/01/22

The 7.9 M earthquake event occurred on Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, near the  Panguna, Solomon Islands Region (population 130,000).

Event Map M 7.9 - 41km WNW of near Panguna, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Event Map: M 7.9 – 41km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea, on 2017-01-22 at 04:30:23 UTC. This is a product of the GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN) and credit belongs to all involved institutions.

M 7.9 – 41km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Time: 2017-01-22 04:30:23 UTC
Location: 6°12’50.4″S 155°07’19.2″E
Depth:  136.00 km (84.51 mi) – very deep

7.9 M earthquake event near Panguna, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

USGS ShakeMap

Additional information about this event

Epicenter location in Google Maps

Recent Earthquakes Near Panguna, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

IRIS – mww7.9 Solomon Islands

IRIS Interactive Earthquake Browser

Tsunami Information Statement Issued

WEPA40 PHEB 220641 TSUPAC

Population

643 km NW of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,300 / local time: 15:30:23.8 2017-01-22
375 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,300 / local time: 14:30:23.8 2017-01-22
44 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea / pop: 3,000 / local time: 14:30:23.8 2017-01-22

Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (humanitarian impact)

142,212 people within 100km

USGS PAGER estimates

Previous Large Regional Event

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7.1M Earthquake Strikes Near Panguna, Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea

Event Time: 2014-04-11 07:07:21 UTC
Location: 6°37’29.6″S 155°03’50.0″E
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 50.0km (31.1mi) Deep

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More Information:

USGS/NEIC Denver, USA
GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) Potsdam, Germany
Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika Djakarta, Indonesia
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center  Hawaii, USA

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