5/23/2015 — Papua New Guinea hit again — 5.9M (6.0 revised) earthquake after deep Asthenosphere movement

Yesterday (May 22, 2015) I issued a new nearterm watch for the area East of Papua New Guinea for a 6.0M range earthquake to strike due to a deep 4.7 magnitude which struck near Fiji.

See the warning here:


Graphic warning issued with yesterdays PNG update:

asthenosphere earthquake may 22 2015


Today (May 23, 2015) a 5.9M (6.0M revised) earthquake struck directly East of Fiji, in the Soloman Islands.

The earthquake which struck is a direct follow up to the deeper earthquake yesterday in the adjacent area to the Southeast of Papua New Guinea (which is Fiji).

papua new guinea may 23 2015 earthquake


Watch the update on Papua New Guinea here:


Information on this event from the USGS:


Magnitude 5.9 mww
Location / uncertainty 4.844°S 152.605°E± 6.8 km
Depth / uncertainty 50.5 km± 3.9
Origin Time 2015-05-23 19:28:18.350 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 289
Minimum Distance 87.16 km (0.78°)
Travel Time Residual 0.76 sec
Azimuthal Gap 20°
FE Region New Britain region, Papua New Guinea (192)


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