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Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake: New Ireland Region, P.n.g.

Summary

The red marker denotes the earthquake epicenter.

On Sat Dec 17th 2016 10:51:12 (UTC) the seismic network recorded an earthquake (preliminary 7.9 mww) located in New Ireland Region, P.n.g.. Seismic region Bismarck And Solomon Islands.

The epicentral distance (i.e. distance separating the location to the epicenter) to the closest station E28B in the network is 11,593.2 km.

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Details

Time:Sat Dec 17th 2016 10:51:12 (UTC)
Magnitude:7.9 mww
Location:(-4.5091,153.4495)
Depth:103.2 km
Author:USGS:us
evid,orid:870333,885384
nass,ndef:164,0
Authoritative:y

Proximity to Population Centers

Event and active stations

The red marker denotes the earthquake epicenter.

Seismic waveforms for closest station

Closest station with identified signal. Not filtered.

Seismic waveforms for vertical channels in network

Subset of several stations close to the event. Not filtered.

Signal description at some stations

STA_CHANS-E DeltaS-E AzimuthPhase TimeSignal/NoiseTime ResidualV. ModelAutharid
E28B_BHZ104.143°278.53°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:05.2912 UTC-11.165iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512743
K31B_BHZ106.107°278.89°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:12.4255 UTC-1-0.418iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512752
D32B_BHZ106.522°281.48°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:15.4087 UTC-10.724iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512753
R32B_BHZ106.746°277.69°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:15.8103 UTC-10.131iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512726
F33B_BHZ107.27°281.65°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:18.5486 UTC-10.544iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512755
N33B_BHZ107.366°279.24°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:19.7279 UTC-11.297iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512756
L34B_BHZ107.951°280.38°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:20.8661 UTC-1-0.164iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512758
B35B_BHZ108.403°284.45°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:26.5554 UTC-13.519iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512759
Z35B_BHZ108.57°276.99°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:26.2609 UTC-12.485iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512762
735B_BHZ108.572°275.19°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:26.9211 UTC-13.137iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512761
T35B_BHZ108.683°278.64°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:25.8163 UTC-11.538iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512765
F36B_BHZ109.146°283.79°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:26.7041 UTC-10.37iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512766
I37B_BHZ109.663°283.25°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:28.3344 UTC-1-0.294iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512768
237B_BHZ109.942°277.36°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:32.7764 UTC-12.907iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512771
E38A_BHZ110.275°285.59°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:34.7953 UTC-13.448iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512773
K38B_BHZ110.422°283.23°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:33.7373 UTC-11.74iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512772
U38B_BHZ110.442°279.84°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:36.3663 UTC-14.277iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512776
Z38B_BHZ110.458°278.3°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:33.834 UTC-11.677iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512777
N38B_BHZ110.492°282.22°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:33.6571 UTC-11.347iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512778
P38B_BHZ110.511°281.58°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:35.2241 UTC-12.83iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512779
G40A_BHZ111.547°286.17°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:40.7777 UTC-13.787iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512782
I40B_BHZ111.634°285.32°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:36.5952 UTC-1-0.785iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512783
P40B_BHZ111.649°282.58°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:41.4705 UTC-14.024iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512784
L40A_BHZ111.672°284.16°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:37.1525 UTC-1-0.396iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512785
R40B_BHZ111.745°281.95°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:41.3944 UTC-13.522iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512786
D41A_BHZ112.1°288.17°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:40.3694 UTC-10.924iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512793
N41A_BHZ112.268°283.9°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:42.8149 UTC-12.624iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512788
F42A_BHZ112.786°288.01°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:43.8165 UTC-11.323iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512791
L42A_BHZ112.804°285.3°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:43.8405 UTC-11.268iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512792
I42A_BHZ112.815°286.64°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:44.9859 UTC-12.364iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512794
342B_BHZ112.966°279.11°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:50.4655 UTC-17.176iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512795
E43A_BHZ113.339°289.18°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:44.6887 UTC-1-0.257iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512797
H43A_BHZ113.427°287.78°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:46.8089 UTC-11.471iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512798
143B_BHZ113.512°280.22°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:48.9042 UTC-13.188iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512800
P43A_BHZ113.517°284.43°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:47.6215 UTC-11.885iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512801
Q44B_BHZ114.079°284.48°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:48.0446 UTC-1-0.188iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512803
M44A_BHZ114.138°286.27°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:50.7721 UTC-12.277iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512804
O44A_BHZ114.167°285.42°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:50.1715 UTC-11.551iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512805
S44A_BHZ114.193°283.78°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:50.2171 UTC-11.479iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512806
344B_BHZ114.293°280.08°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:53.006 UTC-13.824iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512807
I45A_BHZ114.608°288.82°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:58.1995 UTC-17.622iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512810
G45A_BHZ114.665°289.72°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:51.1382 UTC-10.306iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512809
545B_BHZ114.739°279.58°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:56.4669 UTC-15.306iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512812
Y45B_BHZ114.816°281.89°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:55.9681 UTC-14.465iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512813
T45B_BHZ114.826°283.91°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:57.2965 UTC-15.751iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512815
W45B_BHZ114.829°282.7°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:50.7771 UTC-1-0.782iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512816
E46A_BHZ115.082°291.42°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:59.1158 UTC-16.431iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512817
346B_BHZ115.368°280.8°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:00.2826 UTC-16.329iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512819
146B_BHZ115.464°281.63°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:59.1641 UTC-14.784iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512821
J47A_BHZ115.836°289.6°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:00.5509 UTC-14.52iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512823
N47A_BHZ115.979°287.83°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:05:57.5573 UTC-10.893iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512824
Z47B_BHZ116.158°282.52°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:03.1014 UTC-15.644iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512825
L48A_BHZ116.537°289.31°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:02.5421 UTC-13.401iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512827
P48A_BHZ116.603°287.36°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:01.3591 UTC-11.923iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512828
X48A_BHZ116.701°283.79°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:04.1448 UTC-14.274iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512829
N49A_BHZ117.05°289.02°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:02.2171 UTC-10.8iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512831
R49A_BHZ117.138°286.98°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:03.6841 UTC-11.875iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512833
U49A_BHZ117.174°285.67°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:05.0542 UTC-13.084iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512834
Y49A_BHZ117.352°283.91°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:05.3904 UTC-12.629iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512835
M50A_BHZ117.697°290.15°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:06.066 UTC-11.777iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512838
T50A_BHZ117.757°286.6°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:04.2155 UTC-1-0.344iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512837
R50A_BHZ117.773°287.6°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:06.8574 UTC-12.228iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512839
W50A_BHZ117.89°285.34°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:09.0314 UTC-13.882iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512840
250A_BHZ117.908°283.05°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:09.0602 UTC-13.831iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512841
Q51A_BHZ118.27°288.72°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:13.0268 UTC-16.193iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512843
P51A_BHZ118.331°289.17°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:11.8407 UTC-14.736iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512844
N51A_BHZ118.337°290.44°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:09.2465 UTC-12.116iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512845
X51A_BHZ118.418°285.32°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:13.9525 UTC-16.463iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512846
V51A_BHZ118.478°286.32°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:07.5494 UTC-1-0.21iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512847
Z51A_BHZ118.484°284.45°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:10.1644 UTC-12.379iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512848
451A_BHZ118.645°282.66°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:10.4687 UTC-11.967iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512849
451A_BHZ118.645°282.66°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:11.1208 UTC-12.62iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512850
W52A_BHZ119.008°286.25°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:11.8233 UTC-11.711iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512853
152A_BHZ119.016°284.41°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:14.4418 UTC-14.296iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512854
Q52A_BHZ119.083°289.52°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:14.5828 UTC-14.14iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512855
352A_BHZ119.133°283.63°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:14.0109 UTC-13.347iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512856
Y52A_BHZ119.238°285.49°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:12.2595 UTC-11.13iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512857
N53A_BHZ119.462°291.62°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:19.2256 UTC-17.101iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512858
P53A_BHZ119.542°290.48°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:14.1584 UTC-11.678iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512859
V53A_BHZ119.712°287.35°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:17.0845 UTC-13.847iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512861
J54A_BHZ119.992°294.75°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:13.0734 UTC-1-1.405iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512863
U54A_BHZ120.213°288.54°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:14.13 UTC-1-1.328iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512864
154A_BHZ120.342°285.45°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:22.1951 UTC-16.163iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512865
V55A_BHZ120.889°288.62°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:18.6826 UTC-10.222iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512868
R55A_BHZ120.892°290.82°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:22.6063 UTC-14.133iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512869
U56A_BHZ121.363°289.52°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:20.8928 UTC-10.33iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512871
K57A_BHZ121.626°296.31°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:25.3268 UTC-13.594iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512874
656A_BHZ121.639°283.93°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:25.9732 UTC-14.182iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512873
456A_BHZ121.729°285.07°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:27.4516 UTC-15.261iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512877
T57A_BHZ121.989°290.77°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:29.264 UTC-15.922iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512875
W57A_BHZ122.057°289.12°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:28.0852 UTC-14.442iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512876
Y57A_BHZ122.109°288.15°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:25.5732 UTC-11.699iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512878
J58A_BHZ122.142°297.75°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:25.0095 UTC-10.988iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512879
R58B_BHZ122.648°292.43°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:27.9166 UTC-11.648iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512880
Y58A_BHZ122.714°288.61°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:28.0335 UTC-11.471iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512881
U59A_BHZ123.315°291.53°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:33.0974 UTC-13.87iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512884
061Z_BHZ123.851°282.71°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:29.5357 UTC-1-2.073iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512887
060A_BHZ124.058°283.79°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:32.5399 UTC-10.013iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512888
R61A_BHZ124.332°294.75°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:35.0416 UTC-11.299iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512889
V61A_BHZ124.435°292.14°Pdiff2016-12-17 11:06:30.0141 UTC-1-4.187iasp91dbp:rrodd:16353512890

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