In Wewak, Papua, New Guinea it is August 1, 2011. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit at 9:37 a.m. The region is near the north coast of New Guinea, P.N.G. Few details are available. I will updating as we know more.
UPDATE 7:24 pm CDT: 10:24 a.m. in New Guinea – Irish Weather Online:
The 6.8-magnitude earthquake at 9.38 a.m. local time (00:38 GMT) was centred about 131 kilometres (81 miles) east of Wewak, the capital of the East Sepik province of Papua New Guinea. It struck about 16.8 kilometres (10.4 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey ((USGS).
|Depth||16.8 km (10.4 miles)|
|Region||NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G.|
|Distances||134 km (83 miles) E of Wewak, New Guinea, PNG
211 km (131 miles) NNW of Madang, New Guinea, PNG
701 km (435 miles) NNW of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
2787 km (1731 miles) NNW of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 14.2 km (8.8 miles); depth +/- 5.8 km (3.6 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=125, Nph=125, Dmin=327.3 km, Rmss=1 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7