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17 October 2016

EARTHQUAKE: Magnitude 6.8 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. 17/10/2016 06:14 (UTC)

EMSC earthquake notification

Magnitude 6.8 17/10/2016 06:14 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.

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A magnitude 6.8 earthquake has occurred NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. at:
5.92S 148.60E Depth 40km 17/10/2016 at 06:14:57 (Universal Time)

Earthquake location with respect to nearby cities:
2440 km NW Brisbane (pop 1843392, local time 16:14:57.9 2016-10-17)
175 km W Kimbe (pop 18847, local time 16:14:57.9 2016-10-17)
426 km N Port moresby (pop 283733, local time 16:14:57.9 2016-10-17)

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Manual location disseminated on 17/10/2016 11:04 (UTC)
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