8.0 Super Quake Hits New Ireland Region, PNG and Major Earthquakes Hit New Ireland Region, PNG (6.4) and Solomon Islands (6.7)

6.0 AND GREATER EARTHQUAKES ARE REPORTED ON THIS SITE AND ALL EARTHQUAKE STATS PERTAIN ONLY TO 6.0 AND GREATER MAGNITUDE QUAKES.

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Map: USGS

A super 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit the New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea, on December 17, 2016, at 10:51:11 UTC, at a depth of 95 km, reported Geoscience Australia (not finalized).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a Tsunami Threat Message on December 17, 2016, at 1058 UTC.

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Map: USGS

A major 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea, on December 17, 2016, at 11:27:39.2 UTC, at a depth of 31 km, reported EMSC-CSEM.

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Map: USGS

A major 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the Solomon Islands on December 17, 2016, at 13:22:34 UTC, at a depth of 39 km, reported GEOFON…Read more

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