Papua New Guinea – M 6.4 – Heavy but deep earthquake near the coast of Long Island

Earthquake Report comment :
As this earthquake occurred at a depth of 213 km, the impact on buildings, humans will be very limited.
Light shaking can be expected hundreds of km away from the epicenter area
GDACS has issued a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake = perceived as NOT dangerous
28000 people live in a radius of 50 km around the epicenter of the earthquake.
88000 people live in a radius of 100 km around the epicenter of the earthquake.
It is a mountainous region with a maximum altitude of 3981 m.
NO Tsunami risk may be expected.

Papua New Guinea is one of the most active earthquake areas in the world with often numerous victims.
Multiple tectonic plates collide (read more)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 05:15:33 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 214 km
Geo-location(s) :
111 km (69 miles) ESE (106°) from Madang, New Guinea, PNG
139 km (86 miles) N (351°) from Lae, New Guinea, PNG
165 km (102 miles) ENE (68°) from Goroka, New Guinea, 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
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
USGS Shaking map for the area
USGS historic earthquakes map

* GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world.  GDACS is a Joint Initiative of the United Nations and the European Commission

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