By: Weatherguy Adonis
Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea Anew
Iloilo City, Philippines, 17 April 2012, (0740Z)–A massive 7.0 Mb Earthquake has struck Eastern New Guinea off the 446 km Northwest of Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was 147.2 km beneath the surface, considered as “Shallow.”
At exactly 0713.51Z (0313.51PM-PHL), the nearest region to the epicenter was located at 140 km North of Lae, with population density of 76,255, at around local time 0413.51pm. USGS has yet to determine the effects of the said Temblor. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Hawaii Island has issued no advisory for Tsunami potentials for this event.
The exact location was at 5.6S-147.2E.
More details on this seismic event as data comes in.
Meantime, this has been your Weatherguy, hailing from the Philippines! =)
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