Magnitude 6 Earthquake Hit in New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea

- Time: 2024-03-13 at 15:13:23 UTC
             2024-03-14 at 01:13:23 Port Moresby
- Location: -5.87° LAT, 150.63° LON
- Magnitude: Mww6.0
- Depth: 50 km
- Provider: USGS, USGS_Quakes


Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 6 earthquake in New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea.

The earthquake occurred in an area where we announced INCREASED and HIGH seismic hazard exposure (yellow and orange alert) in our latest weekly earthquake forecast for the Indonesia region, on March 11, 2024, available here.


Picture 2: Latest earthquake forecast for the Indonesia region, posted on March 11, 2024.

Quantectum's Macroseismic Intensity map suggests "VI" as a maximum intensity, which corresponds to STRONG shaking and SLIGHT damage around the epicenter. Potentially exposed cities were Kimbe (pop. 19,000), Kandrian (pop. 1,000), Kokopo (pop. 26,000) and Rabaul (pop. 8,000). 


Picture 3: Macroseismic Intensity map for the magnitude 6 earthquake in New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far and no particular alert was issued.

 

* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.

** The information provided is a product of Quantectum's own system, please tag Quantectum when sharing it. For more detailed information, contact us by email.

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