On Oct. 17, 2015, at 20:44 UTC, an unconfirmed magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook the Great Britain region, P.N.G. The epicenter’s latitude and longitude were 152.88ºE and 5.11ºS. The tremor’s epicenter had a depth of 10 km.
At the same time a 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 5º12’00.0”S and 152º53’24.0”E with a depth of 80 km. The quake was 780 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea with a population of 283,733 and 114 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea with a smaller population of 26, 273.
No one has reported feeling the quakes at this point. Therefore, it is unknown if there have been any damages or injuries at this time. However, earthquake-report shows that Great Britain has not experienced damages or injuries from shakers this year.
Both temblors shook the waters of Wide Bay. There was a third quake in the same area that was a 5.3 magnitude, but it was closer to Papua New Guinea.
A confirmed 4.5M tremor came at 21:21 UTC. It was 77 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. At its epicenter, the quake was 50 km deep as it shook underwater.
Guardian Liberty Voice will provide updated information as soon as it becomes available.
By Jeanette Smith
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