Papua New Guinea – M 5.2 – Moderate aftershock on the coast of New Britain

Earthquake Report comment :
One of the many M +5 aftershocks on the New Britain Island.
The depth of 49 km is softening the shaking, but nevertheless light shaking was experienced in the cities of Kandrian and Kimbe, damaged during the main shock om M 7.6
News from Papua New Guinea is very scarce as the country is almost entirely jungle with only local tribes living in small villages.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 02:28:22 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 50 km
Geolocation(s) :
70 km (45 miles) SSE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
85 km (55 miles) E of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place

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