M 6.8 Earthquake, 131km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

April 30, 2015 at 10:45:06 AM +0000
U.S. Geological Survey
Alert area: 89 miles (143 km) SSW of Rabaul, New Britain, PNG; 166 miles (268 km) ENE of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG; 212 miles (341 km) SSE of Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG; 343 miles (552 km) ENE of Lae, New Guinea, PNG; 421 miles (677 km) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Posted April 30, 2015 at 11:00:34 AM +0000

An earthquake with magnitude 6.8 occurred near Rabaul, New Britain, PNG at 10:45:06.60 UTC on Apr 30, 2015. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

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