2017 Papua New Guinea earthquake

The 2017 Papua New Guinea earthquake was an Mww 7.9 earthquake that struck at 04:30 UTC on 22 January 2017.[2][3] Three people were killed during the quake and one was injured.[4] Damage occurred in Arawa and parts of central Bougainville, while a power outage occurred in Buka.[5]

January 2017 Papua New Guinea earthquake
2017 Papua New Guinea earthquake is located in Bougainville Island
2017 Papua New Guinea earthquake
2017 Papua New Guinea earthquake is located in Papua New Guinea
2017 Papua New Guinea earthquake
UTC time2017-01-22 04:30:22
ISC event611831635
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date22 January 2017
Local time15:30:22 BST
Magnitude7.9 Mww
Depth135 km (84 mi)
Epicenter6°14′46″S 155°10′19″E / 6.246°S 155.172°E / -6.246; 155.172Coordinates: 6°14′46″S 155°10′19″E / 6.246°S 155.172°E / -6.246; 155.172
Areas affectedPapua New Guinea Solomon Islands
Max. intensityIX (Violent)[1]
Casualties3 dead, 1 injured

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "M 7.9 - 35km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea". earthquake.usgs.gov. USGS. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  2. ^ Joe Sutton; Susannah Cullinane. "Magnitude 7.9 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea". CNN. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Powerful quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, initial tsunami alert wound back". Reuters. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  4. ^ Aloysius Laukai (24 January 2017). "240117QUAKE HITS BOUGAINVILLE". NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  5. ^ Rod Mcguirk (22 January 2017). "Strong quake hits Solomons; some damage but no tsunami". Associated Press. Retrieved 22 January 2017 – via The Daily Republican.