Powerful earthquake hits near Papua N...

Powerful earthquake hits near Papua New Guinea

There are 1 comment on the The Northwestern in Oshkosh story from Oct 16, 2013, titled Powerful earthquake hits near Papua New Guinea. In it, The Northwestern in Oshkosh reports that:

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured magnitude 7.1 and was located 40 miles west-southwest of Panguna in Papua New Guinea.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Oct 16, 2013
NEIC states 6.8, and in the inner forearc of the SW.arc of Bougainville zygomorph.
For the record the NE arc of the zygomorph has a much stronger megathrust and has been locked for a considerable time backed up against the Ontong Java plateau.

This one has been a case of "Business as usual" for the Bougainville region, but the area of the S. part of the arc near Simbo in the Solomon islands is getting very compressed, and the epicentre of the next megathrust driven Rebound/long duration mercalli X quake (r/lx) is likely to have its epicentre there.

Will keep watching that space.

Have a nice day: Ag

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