5/22/2015 — 6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes near Papua New Guinea — Forecast area hit

A large 6.9 magnitude (6.8 M) earthquake has struck East of Papua New Guinea in the Soloman Islands.

7.0m earthquake may 22 2015

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This event was forecast to occur a full day before it actually happened.

See the earthquake forecast issued yesterday, May 21 2015, here: (covering the area East of Papua New Guinea at about 14min 50sec into this video)

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Information on this 6.9 magnitude from the USGS:

Magnitude 6.9 Mi
Location 10.994°S 163.909°E
Depth 33.0 km
Origin Time 2015-05-22 21:45:20.000 UTC
Number of Stations 11
Number of Phases
Minimum Distance
Travel Time Residual
Azimuthal Gap 122.3999902080007833599373312050135°
FE Region Solomon Islands (193)

 

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