Powerful earthquake under New Britain (Papua New Guinea)

Rabaul harbor.

Rabaul harbour with Rabaul volcano in the back - Image via Wikipedia

Earthquake Report comment :
Powerful earthquake under Papua New Guinea New Britain. The epicenter is on the south-eastern side of the island near the mountain villages of Piavi, Bagatavi, Kwai, Senel and Tal. There are no roads in the area.
Based on our experiences PNG rescue services are not alerted for earthquakes under M 6. As these villages can only be reached by trails, and as it is almost for 100 % sure that no telecommunication is present in the area, this will be one of the many “forgotten” earthquakes of PNG, damage or no damage. Let us hope that we are wrong.
With a probable V to VI Mercalli shaking in a mountainous area and rain forest, the chance on devastating landslides is never far away.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 5.8
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 at 04:39:55 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 41 km
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Geo-location(s) :
150 km (90 miles) SSW of Rabaul, New Britain, PNG
155 km (95 miles) E 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 Green Tsunami alert

* 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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