Powerful earthquake near coastal villages in Papua New Guinea

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Heavy earthquake at the southern part of New Britain and on top of the Subduction zone near Atua, Ablingi, Awio and Kalagen, all hamlets at the sea.
NO Tsunami report has been issued by NOAA nor by GDACS.
Although Papua New Guinea has a lot of experience with heavy earthquakes, Earthquake-Report.com calls this earthquake moderately dangerous for damage and injuries.
The hamlets specified above will experience a VI MMI shaking = strong shaking. Most of the houses will have been build in wood and bamboo.

Based on our experiences, it will take a very long time before we will receive news. As there are no roads in the area, eventual rescue teams mostly reach the villages by walking ! PNG, one of the poorest nations in the world,  does not have enough equipment to do it otherwise, a shame for the international community. P.N.G. experiences regular heavy to very heavy earthquakes and almost nobody cares about it !

M 5.7 Papua New Guinea, New Britain earthquake - Distance epicenter to the coast : 15 km (10 miles)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 5.7
Monday, November 01, 2010 at 02:38:49 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 7 km
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Geo-location(s) :
15 km (10 miles) S of many coastal villages
70 km (45 miles) ESE of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
90 km (55 miles) S of Kimbe, 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
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
USGS Pager map
LIVE SEISMOGRAM (nearest Seismograph station)

* 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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Indonesia’s volcanoes Anak Krakatau, Mt Karangetang and Mt Ibu also on alert levels

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Amid the ongoing eruption of Mount Merapi in Central Java, the authorities have warned that two other volcanoes are on heightened alert, while a third has produced 117 small eruptions since Wednesday.

The eruptions from Anak Krakatau, in the Sunda Strait, were audible as far as Serang district in Banten, about 40 kilometers away. The volcano is on Level 2 alert, meaning “beware.”

The two others, Mount Karangetang on Siau Island in North Sulawesi and Mount Ibu on Halmahera Island in North Maluku, are a level higher on “standby,” just one level below a full alert on Level 4.

Karangetang is considered the most active volcano in the archipelago, with 41 major eruptions since 1675. Its last eruption, on Aug. 6, is believed to have killed four people.

Excerpt from Jakarta Globe, we encourage to read the entire article

See also the Krakatau in action video from an American tourist sailor

Earthquakes list October 31, 2010

M 4.9      2010/10/31 23:14    Depth 654.9 km     SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
November 01, 2010 at 11:14:34 AM at epicenter
Very deep earthquake in the hot mantle of the earth.
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M 4.8      2010/10/31 19:23    Depth 150.0 km     BANDA SEA, INDONESIA
November 01, 2010 at 04:23:44 AM at epicenter
Harmless combination Magntitude/Focal Depth
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M 5.1      2010/10/31 18:49    Depth 22.9 km     NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
November 01, 2010 at 04:49:14 AM at epicenter
Aftershock but this time under the island in the same area and a little north of Atua.
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M 5.7      2010/10/31 16:38    Depth 7.0 km     NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
November 01, 2010 at 02:38:49 AM at epicenter
Heavy earthquake at the southern part of New Britain and on top of the Subduction zone near Atua, Awai and Baronga, all hamlets at the sea.
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M 4.2      2010/10/31 15:12    Depth 45.8 km     WESTERN XIZANG
11:12:41 PM (23:12) at epicenter
Weak earthquake with epicenter in the Tibetan Himalaya near Cakaxiang.
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M 4.9      2010/10/31 12:23    Depth 28.9 km     KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
07:23:42 PM (19:23) at epicenter
About 30 km out of the coast of South Pagai. Moderate earthquake, no problems expected.
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M 5.1      2010/10/31 09:58    Depth 524.8 km     SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
09:58:07 PM (21:58) at epicenter
Hypocenter in the hot mantle of the earth. Will be hardly felt by islanders.
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M 5.4      2010/10/31 07:10     Depth 25.6 km     OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
04:10:40 AM at epicenter
Epicenter out in the sea at 30 km (20 miles) WSW of San Antonio, Valparaiso, Chile. 120 km from Santiago de Chile
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M 4.5      2010/10/31 04:30     Depth 35.2 km     SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
11:30:45 AM at epicenter
Aftershock of the Mentawai earthquake
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M 4.2      2010/10/31 02:21     Depth 55.9 km     OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO
October 30, 2010 at 09:21:54 PM (21:21) at epicenter
On the upper slopes of the subduction zone. Close to Ciudad Lazaro Cardenas. Too weak to cause problems
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M 4.3      2010/10/31 01:02     Depth 0.0 km     CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
October 30, 2010 at 06:02:05 PM (18:02) at epicenter
Epicenter near Topaz California and Wellington Nevada. Close to Lake Tahoe
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M 5.0      2010/10/31 00:01     Depth 31.4 km     SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
07:01:53 AM at epicenter
Aftershock of the Mentawai earthquake
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Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

M 5.1      2010/10/30 22:43    Depth 54.8 km     KURIL ISLANDS
October 31, 2010 at 09:43:54 AM at epicenter
On top of the subduction slope approx. 100 km from Kotoi, an uninhabited volcanis island
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M 5.2      2010/10/30 19:06    Depth 38.7 km     OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
October 31, 2010 at 04:06:20 AM at epicenter
Epicenter on the subduction slopes at a safe distance of the coastal cities
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M 4.5      2010/10/30 18:08    Depth 84.1 km     SULAWESI, MOLUCCA SEA
October 31, 2010 at 02:08:56 AM at epicenter
Epicenter 77 km from Manado but at a safe focal depth
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M 4.9      2010/10/30 17:45    Depth 257.1 km     FLORES SEA
October 31, 2010 at 01:45:46 AM at epicenter
Harmless seaquake at a very big focal depth.
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M 4.7      2010/10/30 16:55    Depth 94.0 km     SUMBA REGION, INDONESIA
October 31, 2010 at 00:55 AM at epicenter
Moderate earthquake near the coast of Pulau Sumba
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This earthquake list covers minor and major earthquakes in the world.
If a more detailed page is present, the earthquake line will be linked to the detailed page.
For your comfort, we will provide in most cases Google Satellite Map links to give you an idea where the earthquake struck, which terrain it happened and if villages or cities are located in the immediate vicinity. The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, also called GMT)
The page is regularly updated to add new earthquakes.
green color = NOT dangerous for damage or injuries
orange color = MODERATE risk for damage or injuries
red color = CONSIDERABLE risk for damage or injuries

QuakeSOS has been developed to help actively people who are caught in an earthquake + delivers "Earthquake Report" information on your iPhoneQuakeSOS is a FREE iPhone application developed by Armand Vervaeck, the creator and main contributor to Earthquake Report. The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is constantly feeding the users with “Earthquake Report” news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS will be your closest earthquake friend.

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