Port Moresby Geophysical Observatory

6.7 quake strikes southern New Ireland: Pom Observatory

The earthquake, which has a depth of 53km, occurred as a result of interaction between the Pacific and South Bismarck Plates.

Location: 4.4 degrees S, 153.2 degrees E

Place: About 25km SE of Lasu

Furthermore, an official from the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory (RVO) advised Loop PNG that PMGO’s report is more accurate as their recording station is closer to the epicenter than other foreign observatories, especially in terms of triangulation.

PNG observatory explains earthquake

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred at 03:44 am today, Monday 26 February, in the Southern Highlands region, about 30km South of Tari and about 40km North-West of Lake Kutubu.

The details are:

Time:                     03.44 am

Location:              6.1 ° S, 142.7 ° E

Depth:                  25 km

Mag:                      7.5

 

Observatory explains earthquake

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred at 03:44 am today, Monday 26 February, in the Southern Highlands region, about 30km South of Tari and about 40km North-West of Lake Kutubu.

The details are:

Time:                     03.44 am

Location:              6.1 ° S, 142.7 ° E

Depth:                  25 km

Mag:                      7.5

 

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Ireland

The Port Moresby Geophysical Observatory confirmed that the earthquake hit the eastern coast of Namatanai in NIP.

Assistant director for the geo-hazards division of Department of Mineral Policy and Geo-hazards Management, Chris McKee, confirmed that the earthquake occurred at about a 500km depth so that is no prospect of a tsunami.

McKee said the earthquake was very deep so it’s unlikely to have caused any damage and they haven’t had any reports of damages.