M 6.1 Earthquake for 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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  • Expect aftershocks. These secondary shockwaves are usually less violent than the main quake but can be strong enough to do additional damage to weakened structures and can occur in the first hours, days, weeks, or even months after the quake.
  • Look for and extinguish small fires. Fire is the most common hazard after an earthquake.
  • Be aware of possible tsunamis if you live in coastal areas. These are also known as seismic sea waves (mistakenly called "tidal waves"). When local authorities issue a tsunami warning, assume that a series of dangerous waves is on the way. Stay away from the beach.
  • Be careful when driving after an earthquake and anticipate traffic light outages.

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