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:

http://dutchsinse.com/5222015-deep-earthquake-in-the-asthenosphere-means-watch-for-shallow-larger-movement-nearby/

Graphic warning issued with yesterdays PNG update:

asthenosphere earthquake may 22 2015

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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

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Watch the update on Papua New Guinea here:


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Information on this event from the USGS:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10002buu#scientific_origin:us_us10002buu

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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