M 6.1 Earthquake, 92km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Apr 12, 2014 5:24 AM UTC
U.S. Geological Survey
Alert area: 66 miles (106 km) SSW of Arawa, Bougainville, PNG; 102 miles (165 km) WSW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands; 132 miles (212 km) WNW of Gizo, Solomon Islands; 363 miles (584 km) WNW of HONIARA, Solomon Islands; 564 miles (907 km) E of Lae, New Guinea, PNG Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Posted Apr 12, 2014 5:43 AM UTC

An earthquake with magnitude 6.1 occurred near Arawa, Bougainville, PNG at 05:24:27.90 UTC on Apr 12, 2014. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

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