Earthquake with magnitude of Mwpd 8.1 on date 17-12-2016 and time 10:51:12 (UTC) in region Papua New Guinea [Sea]

A magnitude Mwpd 8.1 earthquake occured in region: Papua New Guinea [Sea], on

  • 17-12-2016 10:51:12 (UTC)
  • 17-12-2016 11:51:12 (UTC +01:00) Italian time
  • 17-12-2016 21:51:12 (UTC +11:00) local time in the region of the earthquake (Pacific/Bougainville)

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) -4.52, 153.47 at 109 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

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The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

No Italian municipalities within 100 km from the epicenter with at least 50000 inhabitants.

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The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

This map shows the distribution of the effects of the earthquake on the territory in terms of the MCS (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg) intensity scale. The intensities are determined using the data provided in the questionnaire (http://www.haisentitoilterremoto.it/) that are analysed using robust statistical techniques since they are not verified individually. Specifically, the assignment of MCS intensities greater or equal the VI degree of the MCS scale require opportune in situ verification by professional experts. The purple start shows the epicenter. This map is prepared every so often that the population fill in new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires used to determine the map and the date and time of the last adjournment are shown in the upper right part of the panel.
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 100 mb 5.7
Mwp 7.6
Mwpd 8.1
2016-12-17
10:51:12
-4.52 153.47 109 2016-12-17
11:05:55
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 36974721
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2016-12-17 10:51:12
Latitude -4.52
Longitude 153.47
Depth (km) 109 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin automatic
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV-A
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 36974721

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 11727
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 3800
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 61
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 9968
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 19.8462
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 106
Number of defining phases 106
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 1.32174
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 1.34467
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 88.37981
Number of stations at which the event was observed 99
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 99
Magnitudes information

Mwp:7.6

Field Value
Value 7.6
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 77
Type of magnitude Mwp
Reference to an origin 36974721
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2016-12-17 11:05:55

Mwpd:8.1

Field Value
Value 8.1
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 74
Type of magnitude Mwpd
Reference to an origin 36974721
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2016-12-17 11:05:55

mb:5.7

Field Value
Value 5.7
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 82
Type of magnitude mb
Reference to an origin 36974721
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2016-12-17 11:05:55
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
US.NLWA.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:03:52.85 10.0 positive automatic P 42 88.3798 1.77094 0.108101
CN.WHY.BHZ. 2016-12-17T11:03:34.93 10.0 negative automatic P 28 85.1156 -0.437656 0.126006
AT.CRAG.BHZ. 2016-12-17T11:03:33.82 10.0 positive automatic P 33 84.4618 1.94828 0.135829
G.PAF.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:03:22.20 10.0 positive automatic P 221 82.1789 2.04452 0.130406
IN.MNC.HHZ. 2016-12-17T11:03:16.87 10.0 positive automatic P 279 81.1973 1.87139 0.131445
IU.BILL.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:03:16.17 10.0 positive automatic sP 5 73.1538 7.96718 0
IU.COLA.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:03:13.82 10.0 positive automatic P 22 81.4419 -2.5045 0.147721
IU.MAKZ.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:03:13.05 10.0 positive automatic P 319 80.8418 -0.172397 0.16722
GT.VNDA.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:03:07.63 10.0 positive automatic sP 178 73.1308 -0.392448 0
AT.TTA.BHZ. 2016-12-17T11:02:53.54 10.0 positive automatic P 21 77.3893 -0.941165 0.187684
G.AIS.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:02:49.75 10.0 positive automatic P 232 76.099 2.68846 0.203587
II.KDAK.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:02:45.07 10.0 negative automatic P 26 75.7492 -0.0274251 0.207042
AK.TNA.BHZ. 2016-12-17T11:02:43.97 10.0 positive automatic P 15 75.4858 0.386442 0.209663
IU.SBA.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:02:34.27 10.0 positive automatic P 177 73.6605 1.23455 0.153344
GT.VNDA.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:02:29.00 10.0 positive automatic P 178 73.1308 -0.947002 0.199771
IU.BILL.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:02:28.52 10.0 negative automatic P 5 73.1538 -1.59267 0.228389
IU.YAK.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:02:03.62 10.0 positive automatic P 348 69.0081 -1.43797 0.285784
IU.CASY.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:02:01.17 10.0 positive automatic P 197 68.5422 -0.982037 0.291301
AT.AKUT.BHZ. 2016-12-17T11:01:57.22 10.0 negative automatic P 24 67.7544 -0.0129475 0.305007
IN.SHL.HHZ. 2016-12-17T11:01:52.14 10.0 positive automatic P 300 66.8253 0.770807 0.325724
G.TAOE.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:01:48.28 10.0 positive automatic P 98 65.9946 2.06151 0.312238
IU.ULN.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:01:47.62 10.0 positive automatic P 328 66.256 -0.403218 0.304956
IU.MA2.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:01:31.72 10.0 positive automatic P 358 64.1296 -2.35675 0.323596
IU.ADK.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:01:18.97 10.0 positive automatic P 20 61.8505 0.0128781 0.385327
IU.PET.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:00:49.65 10.0 positive automatic P 4 57.7079 -0.944723 0.434481
G.PPTF.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:00:49.75 10.0 positive automatic P 108 57.1854 2.72046 0.422458
IU.POHA.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:00:38.47 10.0 negative automatic P 62 55.6763 1.91662 0.464505
RM.SLV.BHZ. 2016-12-17T11:00:32.87 10.0 positive automatic P 300 54.9932 1.4498 0.486131
PS.PSI.BHZ. 2016-12-17T11:00:30.81 10.0 positive automatic P 276 54.9763 -0.547995 0.464286
G.KIP.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:00:27.22 10.0 positive automatic P 59 54.1289 2.13959 0.488047
MY.KUM.BHZ. 2016-12-17T11:00:22.02 10.0 positive automatic P 280 53.6573 0.375339 0.507131
MY.IPM.BHZ. 2016-12-17T11:00:18.47 10.0 positive automatic P 279 53.1561 0.458728 0.515125
IU.YSS.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T11:00:11.15 10.0 negative automatic P 351 52.3404 -0.843543 0.528266
TM.UBPT.BHZ. 2016-12-17T11:00:07.17 10.0 negative automatic P 294 51.4851 1.52358 0.524733
AU.MCQ.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:59:55.65 10.0 positive automatic P 176 50.1733 -0.145761 0.563986
MY.KOM.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:59:55.37 10.0 positive automatic P 276 49.982 1.01085 0.541415
IU.XMAS.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:59:52.32 10.0 positive automatic P 83 49.4791 1.77785 0.562288
JP.JKA.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:59:50.75 10.0 positive automatic pP 349 46.7095 -3.90085 0
IU.INCN.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:59:45.02 10.0 positive automatic P 332 48.8586 -0.802445 0.572592
IU.RAR.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:59:43.17 10.0 positive automatic P 115 48.2982 1.64324 0.385002
JP.JTM.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:59:27.50 10.0 positive automatic P 347 46.7121 -1.77211 0.623461
JP.JHJ2.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:59:17.30 10.0 negative automatic sP 342 39.7973 7.52983 0
JP.JTU.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:59:16.20 10.0 positive automatic P 332 45.1546 -0.83724 0.636051
JP.JSD.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:59:14.60 10.0 positive automatic P 343 44.8411 0.0261764 0.656851
IU.NWAO.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:59:07.97 10.0 positive automatic P 225 44.1256 -0.953763 0.654273
JP.JMM.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:59:05.95 10.0 positive automatic P 346 43.9952 -1.88229 0.672234
JP.JHS.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:59:05.45 10.0 positive automatic P 336 43.9133 -1.79092 0.615148
MY.KSM.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:59:05.17 10.0 positive automatic P 277 43.5395 0.989352 0.664766
IU.MAJO.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:59:00.77 10.0 positive automatic P 342 43.4726 -2.93268 0.681827
JP.JNU.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:59:00.75 10.0 positive automatic P 332 43.3025 -1.61452 0.684963
AU.MORW.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:59:00.12 10.0 positive automatic P 231 43.0944 -0.528076 0.70561
NZ.ODZ.HHZ.10 2016-12-17T10:59:00.01 10.0 negative automatic P 162 43.217 -1.63898 0.670576
IU.TATO.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:58:59.37 10.0 negative automatic P 315 42.8341 0.843914 0.693638
IU.JOHN.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:58:57.87 10.0 positive automatic P 59 42.2882 3.78503 0.703817
JP.JGF.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:58:56.85 10.0 positive automatic P 341 42.8779 -2.10287 0.676713
JP.JMN.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:58:55.25 10.0 positive automatic P 336 42.4982 -0.622495 0.653233
G.INU.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:58:55.36 10.0 positive automatic P 340 42.7552 -2.52078 0.678939
AU.GIRL.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:58:53.10 10.0 positive automatic P 241 42.0141 1.21916 0.454597
JP.JSU.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:58:51.85 10.0 positive automatic P 330 42.1785 -1.40653 0.689456
MY.SBM.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:58:51.52 10.0 positive automatic P 279 41.8083 1.29932 0.650843
NZ.KHZ.HHZ.10 2016-12-17T10:58:49.36 10.0 positive automatic P 158 41.8858 -1.46656 0.137811
JP.YOJ.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:58:47.90 10.0 negative automatic P 316 41.4521 0.616589 0.719552
IU.SNZO.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:58:45.42 10.0 positive automatic P 156 41.4056 -1.49827 0.332507
NZ.URZ.HHZ.10 2016-12-17T10:58:33.73 10.0 positive automatic P 151 40.0126 -1.74258 0.697244
JP.JOW.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:58:33.05 10.0 positive automatic P 324 39.708 0.0774489 0.735423
II.TAU.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:58:24.97 10.0 positive automatic P 187 38.7733 -0.217109 0.719725
MY.KKM.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:58:24.67 10.0 positive automatic P 286 38.6693 0.233007 0.738028
JP.JMZ.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:58:13.15 10.0 negative automatic P 326 37.2266 0.968173 0.46127
IU.MBWA.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:58:07.67 10.0 positive automatic P 240 36.7204 -0.253232 0.821654
MY.LDM.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:58:05.87 10.0 positive automatic P 285 36.2503 1.94477 0.749926
NZ.OUZ.HHZ.10 2016-12-17T10:58:01.15 10.0 positive automatic P 151 35.8901 0.307065 0.816974
IU.AFI.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:57:58.87 10.0 positive automatic P 108 35.5092 1.17416 0.780638
AU.FORT.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:57:57.25 10.0 positive automatic P 219 35.5154 -0.409948 0.856669
AU.TOO.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:57:44.35 10.0 positive automatic P 191 33.8443 0.995399 0.881201
II.KAPI.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:57:41.97 10.0 positive automatic P 268 33.6013 0.774196 0.565886
JP.JCJ.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:57:39.40 10.0 positive automatic P 342 33.4441 -0.403939 0.87906
AU.MILA.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:57:34.60 10.0 positive automatic P 186 32.7718 0.530932 0.872407
AU.HTT.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:57:26.12 10.0 positive automatic P 203 31.9275 -0.554472 0.922042
G.CAN.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:57:19.00 10.0 negative automatic P 187 31.0726 -0.170388 0.929359
AU.FITZ.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:57:13.19 10.0 positive automatic P 241 30.4086 -0.0283639 0.955065
II.MSVF.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:56:48.17 10.0 positive automatic P 121 27.4463 1.08989 0.869565
AU.LHI.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:56:46.20 10.0 negative automatic P 170 27.5034 -1.26908 0.963855
IU.FUNA.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:56:34.25 10.0 positive automatic P 100 25.8615 1.51964 0.952381
AU.ARMA.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:56:33.20 10.0 positive automatic P 184 25.9543 -0.559341 0.909091
II.WRAB.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:56:17.67 10.0 positive automatic P 229 24.1617 0.288733 0.930233
AU.QLP.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:56:13.50 10.0 positive automatic P 201 23.7626 -0.223194 0.97561
AU.MTN.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:56:12.15 10.0 positive automatic P 248 23.5751 0.151791 0.888889
AU.KDU.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:55:59.75 10.0 positive automatic P 247 22.2892 0.0706029 0.97561
ND.MARNC.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:55:55.24 10.0 positive automatic P 141 22.0697 -2.1146 0.615385
ND.ONTNC.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:55:52.44 10.0 positive automatic P 146 21.7772 -1.83112 0.701754
G.DZM.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:55:50.80 10.0 positive automatic P 146 21.584 -1.56034 0.833333
AU.EIDS.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:55:45.65 10.0 positive automatic P 186 20.9728 -0.0878712 0.941176
IU.TARA.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:55:39.25 10.0 positive automatic P 74 20.3037 0.726576 0.930233
IU.GUMO.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:55:36.87 10.0 negative automatic P 335 20.0217 1.3629 0.952381
II.KWAJ.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:55:30.07 10.0 negative automatic P 47 19.3978 1.34963 0.43956
ND.KOUNC.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:55:25.94 10.0 positive automatic P 148 19.1708 -0.324658 0.909091
IU.CTAO.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:55:04.62 10.0 positive automatic P 204 17.0783 1.27175 0.952381
AU.COEN.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:54:24.52 10.0 negative automatic P 226 13.8581 1.47452 0.963855
IU.HNR.BHZ.00 2016-12-17T10:53:04.50 10.0 negative automatic P 128 8.0916 -1.51312 0.761905
AU.MANU.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:52:46.40 10.0 positive automatic P 292 6.5786 0.913344 0.727273
AU.RABL.BHZ. 2016-12-17T10:51:35.97 10.0 positive automatic P 284 1.3447 -0.272125 0.97561
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