5/04/2015– 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea — Forecast area hit

A very large 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck again near Papua New Guinea.

This is the THIRD 7.0 magnitude this week at this location.

First a 6.9M on April 30th, then a 7.2M on May 1st, now a 7.5M on May 4th….  all three earthquakes in the same location.

 

may 4 2015 7.5m earthquake

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I specifically covered the Papua New Guinea coming movement in the most recent earthquake forecast.

Earthquake forecast for Papua New Guinea, from May 1, 2015, is here: (begin talking about PNG at 4min)

 

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M7.5 – 130km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002bnf#scientific_origin:us_us20002bnf

Magnitude 7.5 mww
Location / uncertainty 5.465°S 151.886°E± 6.6 km
Depth / uncertainty 42.0 km± 1.9
Origin Time 2015-05-05 01:44:05.210 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 125
Minimum Distance 144.16 km (1.29°)
Travel Time Residual 0.53 sec
Azimuthal Gap 22°
FE Region New Britain region, Papua New Guinea (192)
Review Status MANUAL

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