Papua New Guinea rattled by second major earthquake in 4 days

October 18, 2011PAPUA NEW GUINEAThe second major earthquake has struck the Papua New Guinea region in less than a week. Today’s earthquake was a magnitude 6.0 that struck at a depth of 21 km (13 miles) off the coast of New Britain. The epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) ESE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG and 2401 km (1491 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia. On October 14, the region was hit by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck near the tectonic plate boundary of the Solomon plate of the subduction zone known as the New Britain Subduction Zone. New Britain in Papua New Guinea is the volcanic island formed from this collision and resulting volcanism. The southwestern part of the subduction zone is where the Solomon Pate is diving below the Indo-Australian PlateThe Extinction Protocol
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4 Responses to Papua New Guinea rattled by second major earthquake in 4 days

  1. Michele B says:

    how many major EQs does this make for October now?


  2. mick h says:

    Anyone with a smart phone can keep up to date with earthquakes via an application called earthquake watch. It’s amazing the amount we are having the last few months. Found your site by accident a month ago and I’m addicted.


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