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Earthquake Hazards Program

News Release

Magnitude 6.8 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Friday, September 01, 2006 at 10:18:51 UTC

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred 60 km (40 miles) S of Arawa, Bougainville, PNG; 2310 km (1430 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia at 4:18 AM MDT, Sep 1, 2006 (8:18 PM local time in Papua New Guinea). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time; however, this earthquake may have caused damage due to its location and size.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

 


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